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Letter: Artificial intelligence a frightening idea

Stanley Kubrick's classic from 1968,

Stanley Kubrick's classic from 1968, "2001: A Space Odyssey," is one of the most visually arresting movies of its time and indeed, today. And the HAL 9000 turned out to be quite prescient. (Leaving July 1) Credit: MGM

Vivek Wadhwa’s op-ed, “Mythical artificial intelligence is real” [July 5], outlines new programming techniques using neural networks modeled on the human brain. I can sum up my reaction with one simple and frightening word: HAL, the evil computer from “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Karen Starr-Venturini, New Hyde Park



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