What’s the Matter with Hal

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.


A discussion of high powered computers, and also the inherent limitations to emulate human behavior, especially certain creative activities. Over 200 years ago, Lady Ada Lovelace, known for her contributions to Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, opined that computers could not originate anything new. However, over the past 50 years, computers are being used to create forms of art and music without human intervention. The chapter explores whether AI can nevertheless emulate human imagination requiring self-awareness or subjectivity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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