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Jimmy Richmond 2018-04-17
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“Also Sprach Zarathustra”—the iconic music from 2001: A Space Odyssey—blares as the room behind is revealed.

To the right, more workers at tables pack marijuana into joints, holding back shy grins as the mob ambles past.

We were walking through the middle of the factory floor on a red carpet, after all.

But the situation is less peachy for small operators who want to follow the rules.

“Nobody becomes a farmer because they want to do paperwork, and the regulatory burden is massive,” says cannabis farmer Casey O'Neill.

“So the supply chain transition has been drastic, and that's one of the things that we're really trying to figure out.”

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Christopher Hardy 2016-06-14
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I generally exercise my nerd muscles in other ways, like re-watching certain films over and over, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Although, it does cost $300 that translates to £212 , a sum which would probably buy an unlimited supply of bush babies.

It s an object of worship!

It s made of Plexiglass with a resin Moon base , which means you ll have to do some DIY alterations if you re more partial to the monolith that appears in the Dawn of Man sequence earlier in the film, or the one that pops up in Beyond the Infinite .

Anyway, it s 1:6th scale, which makes it 24 inches tall 60cm , 10 inches wide 25cm , and two inches deep 5cm ; truly devout Kubrickians will still have to go the ultimate DIY route and build their own if they want the thing life-sized.

It s made by Executive Replicas and if you want to pre-order it for its fourth-quarter 2016 release,you ll need to put down a $75 deposit that's £53, and you'll also need to pay the equivalent of £22 to ship it to the UK .

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Samuel Norton 2016-06-14
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I generally exercise my nerd muscles in other ways, like re-watching certain films over and over, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Although, it does cost $300 that translates to £212 , a sum which would probably buy an unlimited supply of bush babies.

It s an object of worship!

It s made of Plexiglass with a resin Moon base , which means you ll have to do some DIY alterations if you re more partial to the monolith that appears in the Dawn of Man sequence earlier in the film, or the one that pops up in Beyond the Infinite .

Anyway, it s 1:6th scale, which makes it 24 inches tall 60cm , 10 inches wide 25cm , and two inches deep 5cm ; truly devout Kubrickians will still have to go the ultimate DIY route and build their own if they want the thing life-sized.

It s made by Executive Replicas and if you want to pre-order it for its fourth-quarter 2016 release,you ll need to put down a $75 deposit that's £53, and you'll also need to pay the equivalent of £22 to ship it to the UK .

collect
0
Edenias India 2019-04-04

The Gaganyaan Mission is India’s first manned space mission.

Under it, India is planning to send three humans (Gaganyatris) into space by 2022 by 75th Independence Day for period of five to seven days.

The mission was announced by the Prime Minister of India during his 72nd Independence Day speech.https://www.edenias.com/indias-space-odyssey-the-gaganyan-mission/

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George Comer 2018-03-11
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from Stanley Kubrick’s opus 2001: A Space Odyssey may soon find a place in your home reciting your favorite recipe or telling you about the weather.

The malevolent HAL-9000, which recently topped our list of A.I.

villains, has been recreated in loving detail by Master Replicas Group as a virtual assistant using Amazon’s Echo technology.

Master Replicas is not your typical tech startup.

The original company produced a line of authentic but pricey sci-fi replica props from films such as Star Wars before closing its doors in 2008.

The new company, comprised of several former employees, is launching with a line of officially licensed collectibles inspired by the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

collect
0
Transfin Contact 2021-07-13
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The race to space is heating up indeed.Yesterday, Sir Richard Branson became the first person to reach space in a vehicle that he funded himself.

As far as Sundays go, his was quite eventful.He beat jeffbezos by nine days to achieve this feat.

Bezos is going to space on July 20th in a shuttle designed by his own company Blue Origin.Do these billionaire expeditions help in democratising space travel in the future?

If so, to what extent?Read further by clicking on the link below.https://transfin.in/branson-vs-bezos-a-2021-space-odyssey

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Eric Grunau 2018-08-02
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the Company Replica the Group has now put out replikan of the computer HAL 9000 from the classic book/movie 2001: A Space Odyssey on crowdfundingtjänsten IndieGoGo.

There are two different versions of the HAL 9000, where one really only works as a Bluetooth speaker (the left in the picture above) while the other is provided with a bit of intelligence.

The later version has support for Amazon's smart assistant Alexa which means you can ask it how the weather is, what happens in the world and another.

It is also equipped with a 10.1-inch large screen that displays information while at the same time asking their questions to the assistant.

The "stupid" version of HAL 9000-replikan goes for 600 dollars while the "smart" will cost the whole 1200 dollars.

HAL 9000 is a fictional character and the main antagonist in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series.

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Paul Mize 2018-04-03
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To discuss the depiction of extraterrestrials in his upcoming film adaptation of an Arthur C. Clarke short story, Kubrick hosted a dinner party with the sci-fi writer and Sagan.

And the director found the young astronomer supercilious and patronizing -- at least according to the sprawling new book Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece.

Michael Benson's 500-page book explores, in remarkable detail, the conception, creation and aftermath of 2001: A Space Odyssey as the iconic space epic turns 50.

(Disclosure: The book is published by Simon & Schuster, which is also owned by CNET parent company CBS.)

Benson's style is precise and detailed, yet he never veers into obfuscating or alienating the reader.

These include Kubrick's "intellectual sparring partner" Clarke -- who wrote a tie-in novel with the director, published shortly after the movie -- and the many special effects supervisors responsible for bringing Kubrick's ideas to life.

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Michael Vaughn 2018-04-03
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I remember watching 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was very young.

My father gave me his VHS copy of the film, which he'd taped off the television.

As many younger siblings know, sometimes you get to see things before you're ready when you have a big brother or sister.

I was about 11 years old when my brother got the VHS tape as a gift from our grandpa, and I was game to try to watch it.

And the film might not explain why Dave ends up at the mercy of HAL ("I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" is one of the creepiest lines ever given to a computer), but it seems that lack of certainty about the future was probably the point all along.

I turned down countless opportunities to watch A Space Odyssey on telly when I was growing up.

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Ronald Evans 2017-08-26
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The first space station scene in '2001: A Space Odyssey'

Editor's note: Every week we ask people around the office questions about pop culture to see what makes them tick.

This week, we wanted to know what special and visual effects scene from a movie is their favorite.

One of the best visual effects sequences for me is the first space station scene in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).

The entire 1968 film is a masterclass of blending visual effects and story, but this sequence uses a combination of models, and rear projections overseen by Cinematographer Douglas Trumbull.

Not only is the sequence incredibly believable, but the interior shots had their own share of special effects like a pen floating in the aisle of the Pan Am Space Shuttle (done with "glue" and a piece of glass).

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Bessie Scavotto 2016-07-07
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Tracking sleep can be just as important and beneficial as understanding how many steps we take each day and how often we get off our lazy bottoms and move about.

However, if you re keen to track your sleep but have no wish to wear a wristband that requires regular charging or to actually affix something to the bed, your options are limited.

It wraps all the tech inside a neat sci-fi looking orb that would be more at home aboard the Discovery spacecraft in 2001: A Space Odyssey than your boudoir.

The Sense sleep monitor consists of two parts: the main unit that sits next to your bed and the Sleep Pill, which is a tiny clip-on disc that attaches to your pillow.

It s lightweight and compact, so even if bedside space is at a premium, it should still fit somewhere.

Here s where the Sense goes all sci-fi on us: It glows.

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James Dixon 2018-08-01
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It's one of the oldest cold cases in Australia's history: an unknown man found dead, slumped by a seawall, at a popular beach on the first day of summer, 1948.

Earlier this year, new forensic DNA techniques helped apprehend a man suspected to be California's Golden State Killer, who'd evaded police for 40 years.

On the evening of Nov. 30, 1948, John Bain Lyons walked hand-in-hand with his wife along Somerton Beach in South Australia.

Four months later, John Cleland, a pathologist at the University of Adelaide, re-examined the corpse and the man's possessions.

Abbott turned his attention to Thomson, the woman whose phone number was hidden in the back of the Rubáiyát.

In 1947, Thomson had a son, named Robin.

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Warren Edwards 2016-06-09
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Mother of god this looks cool.

But wait, let s talk for a second about this video s creator, because he s only been uploading Deep Dream videos for a week and he s already made some real gems.

In addition to transforming 2001 into something even weirder than it already is by teaching Deep Dream to interpret the scifi classic as a Picasso painting, Bhautik Joshi ran Republican hopeful and remorseless bigot Donald Trump through a variety of neural networks that resembled things like bullets, money, and human teeth.

He also took some brief snippets from Ridley Scott s Blade Runner and had Deep Dream give it the Vincent van Gogh treatment.

Anyway, here s that 2001 clip you came here for.

It s not quite as terrifying as what Deep Dream once did to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas... more like beautiful and foreboding.

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0
George Starling 2016-08-25

Here s an excellent re-imagination of two of the most famous depictions of artificial intelligence in film, HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Samantha from Her.

Tillmann Ohm stitched together the actual dialogue from the films to construct a new conversation between the two.

Of course, HAL is still a pushy little prick, and Sam is still an eager do-gooder always trying to fix things.

But it s just a little bit unsettling to hear AI operating systems communicate with each other through those own unique personalities, while also experiencing the emotions we do in a relationship.

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.

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Issac Pierce 2016-09-14
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I m aboard the Nautilus, a derelict vessel in orbit around Jupiter s frozen moon of Europa, and the only thing I ve come in contact with so far is the ship s artificial intelligence.

But I ve seen plenty of science fiction films, and so I still hold my breath as I ask Kaizen to open the airlock doors, prepared for an I can t do that, Dave, and the slow strains of The Blue Danube to accompany my floating corpse into the blackness of space.

2001: A Space Odyssey is more than just a passing thought while playing Event 0 .

You ve traveled to Europa at the behest of the United Earth government and International Transport Spacelines, or ITS.

You evacuated, drifting slowly through space until you accidentally encountered another ship, the best the 1980s had to offer: The Nautilus.

Oh, and the brand-new Singularity Drive—a device capable of ripping a black hole in the universe and propelling the ship far into the stars.

collect
0
Ruth Johnson 2016-11-09

One of the most unsettling moments in Stanley Kubrick s 2001: A Space Odyssey is when it s revealed that HAL 9000 can read lips, leaving no secrets between the astronauts and the ship s computer.

That might have been science fiction, but 15 years after the events of that film, researchers in the real world have finally taught computers how to read lips.

LipNet, developed by researchers at the University of Oxford Computer Science Department, isn t the first software designed to predict what a person is saying by analysing the movement of their lips.

But it s by far the most accurate, achieving an impressive 93.4 per cent accuracy, compared to just 52 per cent accuracy achieved by an experienced human lip reader.

So what s the secret sauce that makes LipNet so adept at reading lips?

Here s how the researchers abstract that explains what makes their approach different, and better:

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0
Jimmy Richmond 2018-04-17
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“Also Sprach Zarathustra”—the iconic music from 2001: A Space Odyssey—blares as the room behind is revealed.

To the right, more workers at tables pack marijuana into joints, holding back shy grins as the mob ambles past.

We were walking through the middle of the factory floor on a red carpet, after all.

But the situation is less peachy for small operators who want to follow the rules.

“Nobody becomes a farmer because they want to do paperwork, and the regulatory burden is massive,” says cannabis farmer Casey O'Neill.

“So the supply chain transition has been drastic, and that's one of the things that we're really trying to figure out.”

Samuel Norton 2016-06-14
img

I generally exercise my nerd muscles in other ways, like re-watching certain films over and over, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Although, it does cost $300 that translates to £212 , a sum which would probably buy an unlimited supply of bush babies.

It s an object of worship!

It s made of Plexiglass with a resin Moon base , which means you ll have to do some DIY alterations if you re more partial to the monolith that appears in the Dawn of Man sequence earlier in the film, or the one that pops up in Beyond the Infinite .

Anyway, it s 1:6th scale, which makes it 24 inches tall 60cm , 10 inches wide 25cm , and two inches deep 5cm ; truly devout Kubrickians will still have to go the ultimate DIY route and build their own if they want the thing life-sized.

It s made by Executive Replicas and if you want to pre-order it for its fourth-quarter 2016 release,you ll need to put down a $75 deposit that's £53, and you'll also need to pay the equivalent of £22 to ship it to the UK .

George Comer 2018-03-11
img

from Stanley Kubrick’s opus 2001: A Space Odyssey may soon find a place in your home reciting your favorite recipe or telling you about the weather.

The malevolent HAL-9000, which recently topped our list of A.I.

villains, has been recreated in loving detail by Master Replicas Group as a virtual assistant using Amazon’s Echo technology.

Master Replicas is not your typical tech startup.

The original company produced a line of authentic but pricey sci-fi replica props from films such as Star Wars before closing its doors in 2008.

The new company, comprised of several former employees, is launching with a line of officially licensed collectibles inspired by the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Eric Grunau 2018-08-02
img

the Company Replica the Group has now put out replikan of the computer HAL 9000 from the classic book/movie 2001: A Space Odyssey on crowdfundingtjänsten IndieGoGo.

There are two different versions of the HAL 9000, where one really only works as a Bluetooth speaker (the left in the picture above) while the other is provided with a bit of intelligence.

The later version has support for Amazon's smart assistant Alexa which means you can ask it how the weather is, what happens in the world and another.

It is also equipped with a 10.1-inch large screen that displays information while at the same time asking their questions to the assistant.

The "stupid" version of HAL 9000-replikan goes for 600 dollars while the "smart" will cost the whole 1200 dollars.

HAL 9000 is a fictional character and the main antagonist in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series.

Michael Vaughn 2018-04-03
img

I remember watching 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was very young.

My father gave me his VHS copy of the film, which he'd taped off the television.

As many younger siblings know, sometimes you get to see things before you're ready when you have a big brother or sister.

I was about 11 years old when my brother got the VHS tape as a gift from our grandpa, and I was game to try to watch it.

And the film might not explain why Dave ends up at the mercy of HAL ("I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" is one of the creepiest lines ever given to a computer), but it seems that lack of certainty about the future was probably the point all along.

I turned down countless opportunities to watch A Space Odyssey on telly when I was growing up.

Bessie Scavotto 2016-07-07
img

Tracking sleep can be just as important and beneficial as understanding how many steps we take each day and how often we get off our lazy bottoms and move about.

However, if you re keen to track your sleep but have no wish to wear a wristband that requires regular charging or to actually affix something to the bed, your options are limited.

It wraps all the tech inside a neat sci-fi looking orb that would be more at home aboard the Discovery spacecraft in 2001: A Space Odyssey than your boudoir.

The Sense sleep monitor consists of two parts: the main unit that sits next to your bed and the Sleep Pill, which is a tiny clip-on disc that attaches to your pillow.

It s lightweight and compact, so even if bedside space is at a premium, it should still fit somewhere.

Here s where the Sense goes all sci-fi on us: It glows.

Warren Edwards 2016-06-09
img

Mother of god this looks cool.

But wait, let s talk for a second about this video s creator, because he s only been uploading Deep Dream videos for a week and he s already made some real gems.

In addition to transforming 2001 into something even weirder than it already is by teaching Deep Dream to interpret the scifi classic as a Picasso painting, Bhautik Joshi ran Republican hopeful and remorseless bigot Donald Trump through a variety of neural networks that resembled things like bullets, money, and human teeth.

He also took some brief snippets from Ridley Scott s Blade Runner and had Deep Dream give it the Vincent van Gogh treatment.

Anyway, here s that 2001 clip you came here for.

It s not quite as terrifying as what Deep Dream once did to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas... more like beautiful and foreboding.

Issac Pierce 2016-09-14
img

I m aboard the Nautilus, a derelict vessel in orbit around Jupiter s frozen moon of Europa, and the only thing I ve come in contact with so far is the ship s artificial intelligence.

But I ve seen plenty of science fiction films, and so I still hold my breath as I ask Kaizen to open the airlock doors, prepared for an I can t do that, Dave, and the slow strains of The Blue Danube to accompany my floating corpse into the blackness of space.

2001: A Space Odyssey is more than just a passing thought while playing Event 0 .

You ve traveled to Europa at the behest of the United Earth government and International Transport Spacelines, or ITS.

You evacuated, drifting slowly through space until you accidentally encountered another ship, the best the 1980s had to offer: The Nautilus.

Oh, and the brand-new Singularity Drive—a device capable of ripping a black hole in the universe and propelling the ship far into the stars.

Christopher Hardy 2016-06-14
img

I generally exercise my nerd muscles in other ways, like re-watching certain films over and over, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Although, it does cost $300 that translates to £212 , a sum which would probably buy an unlimited supply of bush babies.

It s an object of worship!

It s made of Plexiglass with a resin Moon base , which means you ll have to do some DIY alterations if you re more partial to the monolith that appears in the Dawn of Man sequence earlier in the film, or the one that pops up in Beyond the Infinite .

Anyway, it s 1:6th scale, which makes it 24 inches tall 60cm , 10 inches wide 25cm , and two inches deep 5cm ; truly devout Kubrickians will still have to go the ultimate DIY route and build their own if they want the thing life-sized.

It s made by Executive Replicas and if you want to pre-order it for its fourth-quarter 2016 release,you ll need to put down a $75 deposit that's £53, and you'll also need to pay the equivalent of £22 to ship it to the UK .

Edenias India 2019-04-04

The Gaganyaan Mission is India’s first manned space mission.

Under it, India is planning to send three humans (Gaganyatris) into space by 2022 by 75th Independence Day for period of five to seven days.

The mission was announced by the Prime Minister of India during his 72nd Independence Day speech.https://www.edenias.com/indias-space-odyssey-the-gaganyan-mission/

Transfin Contact 2021-07-13
img

The race to space is heating up indeed.Yesterday, Sir Richard Branson became the first person to reach space in a vehicle that he funded himself.

As far as Sundays go, his was quite eventful.He beat jeffbezos by nine days to achieve this feat.

Bezos is going to space on July 20th in a shuttle designed by his own company Blue Origin.Do these billionaire expeditions help in democratising space travel in the future?

If so, to what extent?Read further by clicking on the link below.https://transfin.in/branson-vs-bezos-a-2021-space-odyssey

Paul Mize 2018-04-03
img

To discuss the depiction of extraterrestrials in his upcoming film adaptation of an Arthur C. Clarke short story, Kubrick hosted a dinner party with the sci-fi writer and Sagan.

And the director found the young astronomer supercilious and patronizing -- at least according to the sprawling new book Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece.

Michael Benson's 500-page book explores, in remarkable detail, the conception, creation and aftermath of 2001: A Space Odyssey as the iconic space epic turns 50.

(Disclosure: The book is published by Simon & Schuster, which is also owned by CNET parent company CBS.)

Benson's style is precise and detailed, yet he never veers into obfuscating or alienating the reader.

These include Kubrick's "intellectual sparring partner" Clarke -- who wrote a tie-in novel with the director, published shortly after the movie -- and the many special effects supervisors responsible for bringing Kubrick's ideas to life.

Ronald Evans 2017-08-26
img

The first space station scene in '2001: A Space Odyssey'

Editor's note: Every week we ask people around the office questions about pop culture to see what makes them tick.

This week, we wanted to know what special and visual effects scene from a movie is their favorite.

One of the best visual effects sequences for me is the first space station scene in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).

The entire 1968 film is a masterclass of blending visual effects and story, but this sequence uses a combination of models, and rear projections overseen by Cinematographer Douglas Trumbull.

Not only is the sequence incredibly believable, but the interior shots had their own share of special effects like a pen floating in the aisle of the Pan Am Space Shuttle (done with "glue" and a piece of glass).

James Dixon 2018-08-01
img

It's one of the oldest cold cases in Australia's history: an unknown man found dead, slumped by a seawall, at a popular beach on the first day of summer, 1948.

Earlier this year, new forensic DNA techniques helped apprehend a man suspected to be California's Golden State Killer, who'd evaded police for 40 years.

On the evening of Nov. 30, 1948, John Bain Lyons walked hand-in-hand with his wife along Somerton Beach in South Australia.

Four months later, John Cleland, a pathologist at the University of Adelaide, re-examined the corpse and the man's possessions.

Abbott turned his attention to Thomson, the woman whose phone number was hidden in the back of the Rubáiyát.

In 1947, Thomson had a son, named Robin.

George Starling 2016-08-25

Here s an excellent re-imagination of two of the most famous depictions of artificial intelligence in film, HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Samantha from Her.

Tillmann Ohm stitched together the actual dialogue from the films to construct a new conversation between the two.

Of course, HAL is still a pushy little prick, and Sam is still an eager do-gooder always trying to fix things.

But it s just a little bit unsettling to hear AI operating systems communicate with each other through those own unique personalities, while also experiencing the emotions we do in a relationship.

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.

Ruth Johnson 2016-11-09

One of the most unsettling moments in Stanley Kubrick s 2001: A Space Odyssey is when it s revealed that HAL 9000 can read lips, leaving no secrets between the astronauts and the ship s computer.

That might have been science fiction, but 15 years after the events of that film, researchers in the real world have finally taught computers how to read lips.

LipNet, developed by researchers at the University of Oxford Computer Science Department, isn t the first software designed to predict what a person is saying by analysing the movement of their lips.

But it s by far the most accurate, achieving an impressive 93.4 per cent accuracy, compared to just 52 per cent accuracy achieved by an experienced human lip reader.

So what s the secret sauce that makes LipNet so adept at reading lips?

Here s how the researchers abstract that explains what makes their approach different, and better: