I didn't get a lot out of this talk; perhaps it was more meaningful to folks with a different background.
The part that sounded interesting was "ISOLDE" = Integrated Software and Online Documentation Environment.
The idea is to support development of online documentation within the software development cycle.
Sandrine's web page is:
Although I've only read part of it, I recommend Stork's book from last year, HAL's Legacy: 2001's Computer As Dream and Reality ($17.50 from www.amazon.com; paperback coming soon for an entire three bucks less).
The book explores areas where we do/don't live up to the HAL vision in today's technology. We do well in power and reliability (and chess?), but fall short everywhere else: speech recognition, discourse analysis, artificial intelligence, planning, vision, lip-reading.
Regarding Marvin Minsky consulting with the filmmakers, Stork said, "The
filmmakers went to the best people of the time. No, wait, they went to
the leading people of the time."
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