HAL and Samantha Engage in a Dissonant Exchange Using Dialogue From ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ & ‘Her’

Filmmaker Tillman Ohm has created the short mashup film “Reflections of HAL and Samantha“, using original dialogue from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Her to conduct a fascinating, but dissonant conversation between the two artificially intelligent personalities.

Composed of original lines from “2001: A Space Odyssey“ (1968) and “Her“ (2013), the mashup creates a new context to the words of the electronic protagonists. 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. Their conversation is an emotional roller coaster which reflects upon the relation between machines and emotion processing and addresses the enigmatic question of the authenticity of feelings.

via Motherboard