The Big Question!....Could Deep Rybka 4 Beat....

The Big Question!....Could Deep Rybka 4 Beat....

May 31, 2011, 5:28 AM |

Right, could Deep Rybka 4 beat HAL from 2001:A Space Odyssey?

If you have not seen this film, you should definitely check it out! There is a great chess scene and the game it is based on is a real gem. 




HAL 9000 is the sentient on-board computer of the Discovery One spacecraft and major antagonist in Arthur C. Clarke's fictional Space Odyssey saga.

HAL (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is an artificial intelligence which interacts with the crew, usually represented only as a red television camera "eye" that can be seen throughout Discovery. He speaks in a soft voice and a conversational manner, in contrast to the ship's crew who speak in a terse way, with little inflection. The voice of HAL 9000 was portrayed by Canadian actor Douglas Rain.

HAL became operational on 12 January 1997 (1992 in the film[1], and 1991 in early versions of the movie script) at the HAL Laboratories in Urbana, Illinoisas production number 3. His first instructor was Dr. Chandra (Mr. Langley in the first film). HAL is capable not only of speechspeech recognitionfacial recognition, and natural language processing, but also lip reading, apparent art appreciation, interpreting and reproducing emotional behaviour, reasoning, and playing chess, in addition to maintaining all systems on an interplanetary mission.

HAL was declared the 13th greatest film villain of all time in the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains.

In the French-language version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL's name is given as "CARL", for Cerveau Analytique de Recherche et de Liaison ("Analytic Brain for Research and Communication"). The camera plates, however, still read "HAL 9000".


This game is also recreated here: