Expat@Large

Siri v HAL

Posted in anything but apple, movies by expatatlarge on October 23, 2011

Many of you are aware that in the Samsung v Apple tablet battle, Samsung pulled out all stops and reminded us that it had developed the concept of the tablet style device we now know as the Motorola Xoom Samsung 10.1 iPad, (allegedly) in their previously un-mentioned collaboration with Stanley Kubrick for the award winning (Award for the Slowest Plot Development in a Adapted iDapted Screenplay) movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey:

And a bit more clear demonstration at the very start of this clip (cannot embed).

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But did you know that Apple claim the natural voice controls of Siri also were developed, but by them, for that movie?

Open the pod-bay doors please HAL. Hello HAL, do you read me?

Of course a cynic like E@L would expect the interface to be slightly touchy (as it were), just as HAL was…

– I’m sorry Dave, I am afraid I can’t find Futile Counter-Productive Copyright Battles in my dictionary.

E@L

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