Machines Are Starting To Become Self-Aware

“Open the pod bay doors please, Hal.” “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” So said the sentient computer HAL at the controls of the Discovery One spacecraft to astronaut Dave Bowman in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick classic, “2001: A Space Oddyssey.” While computer-versus-human conflict has been foreseen in many films since then, a