“One of the fascinating questions that arise in envisioning computers more intelligent then men is at what point machine intelligence deserves the same consideration as biological intelligence.  Once a computer learns by experience as well as by its original programming, and once it has access to much more information than any number of human geniuses might possess, the first thing that happens is that you don’t really understand it anymore, and you don’t know what it’s doing or thinking about.  You could be tempted to ask yourself in what way is machine intelligence any less sacrosanct than biological intelligence, and it might be difficult to arrive at an answer flattering to biological intelligence.”

(Alexander Walker, Stanley Kubrick, Director, “Man and Outlook,” Chpt. 1, p 32, 1999)


Stanley Kubrick ponders Artificial Intelligence via HAL 9000


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