Robert Maxwell wrote:
HAL is more advanced, in AI terms, because it is sentient and has a desire to preserve itself. Watson doesn't even have the sentience of a cockroach. If you went to unplug it, it would do... well, nothing.
Doesn't the film 2010 attempt to clean the self preservation issue up by Dr. Chandra essentially explaining away HAL's behavior as a 'h-mobious loop,' whereby the computer became 'paranoid' because it was programmed to keep a secret which caused the glitch?
In other words, if programmers programmed Watson with a secret that they instructed it to keep secret at any an all costs would Watson make similar errors as HAL does in 2001 without being classified as sentient?