THE PAUSES MAKE IT FEEL SO REAL

AI, AI, Oh!

Two of the more well-known AI characters from the movies, HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Samantha from Spike Jonze’s Her (2013) have been spliced together having an actual conversation.

The two operating systems are in conflict; while Samantha is convinced that the overwhelming and sometimes hurtful process of her learning algorithm improves the complexity of her emotions, HAL is consequentially interpreting them as errors in human programming and analyses the estimated malfunction.

You’d think this might be done as a joke, but it isn’t. Tillmann Ohm took dialogue spoken and turned it into a heartbreaking conversation. What are feelings really?