| Video Title:
|| Washburn Lecture Series at the Museum of Science, Boston: "2001: A Space Odyssey. Are we there yet?" Lecture one (of three) - Human/Computer Conversation: HAL and Beyond, with Justine Cassell, Ph.D.
|| Justine Cassell's lecture, "Human/Computer Conversation: HAL and Beyond," was the first in the three speaker lecture series: "2001: A Space Odyssey. Are we there yet?" When she gave this talk, Dr. Cassell was an associate professor in the MIT Media Laboratory. She is now  the director of Northwestern University's Center for Technology & Social Behavior, and a full professor in the departments of Communication Studies and Electrical Engineering & Computer. The Washburn Lecture Series was held at the Museum of Science, Boston, and Dr. Cary Sneider, Vice President for Programs, introduced the speakers.
| Date of Video:
|| November 6, 2001
| Color. Sound. Length (min:sec): 97:18.
| Copyright Info:
|| ?? Museum of Science, Boston and righthsolders of video clips ??
| Interesting Clips:
- 5:12 clip from "2001: A Space Odyssey"
- 11:14-12:48 Take-away Points
- 12:50 using machines to better understand humans, and Artificial Intelligence\'s original endeavor *13:50 Ancient History: Organicist Automata
- 15:14 Vaucanson Duck & Drozís Writing Boy
- 22:58 clip from "Knight Rider" featuring KITT [Knight Industries Two Thousand]
- 26:13 "he, she or it" anecdote
- 28:04 explanation of Neo-Organicist Functional Embodiment and Embodied Conversational Agents [ECAs]
- 42:20 Technical Challenges [in building ECAs]
- 45:15 clip of REA, the ECA realtor
- 60:18 another clip of REA
- 64:40 another clip of REA
- 52:23 concept of shared reality
- 53:17 three "ECAs in Shared Reality" projects: Grandchair, MACK, and Sam
- 80:15 Q & A: the first addresses the potential for misuse of this technology, and the last one is about Machine Learning and Symbolic approaches
| Location of Original:
|| ?? Museum of Science, Boston ??
Links to the 2nd and 3rd lectures in the series are available at
Several of Dr. Cassell\'s papers [including "Embodied Conversational Agents: Representation and Intelligence in User Interfaces," AI Magazine 22 (4): Winter 2001, 67-83] are available from her collection of publications at
The online version of "HAL's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality," edited by David G. Stork, can be found at
|| Jon Glick