HAL 9000 Open Source Community Project - Announcement and Invitation Answered
Goal: Build a HAL 9000 Series Computer
Specification: "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Instructable coming soon
I watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" the other night and I decided it would be cool to build one. I've never managed a project this big, and don't plan to start doing it now, so hopefully people will step up and assume various roles and responsibilities. A project like this needs a program manager, deputy program manager, project managers, systems engineers, software engineers, programmers, graphic designers, web developers,etc. I'll assume the role of chief engineer and chief software architect. Also needed are an admin for the sourceforge project, and a webmaster for hal9000project.org. I don't plan on having any special rules or regulations, I'm just throwing this out there to see what comes of it. It could end up in a hairball of chaos, or it could evolve into a smooth running machine, although I suspect nobody will join in and it'll be just me with nobody watching.
This is not a far fetched pipe dream. The IBM Watson has already beaten the reigning champion on Jeopardy.
I'll be defining all the individual subprojects such as the speech recognition function, lip reading function, speech synthesizer (it will have the exact voice used in the movie,) facial recognition function, voice recognition function, object recognition, various other artificial intelligence functions, neural network, physical mockup, physical prototype, software simulation, etc.
There is a distinct possibility of getting government funding and along with commercial grants, therefore, some people could theoretically carve a full time job out of this. That would work for me.