On Mon, 15 Mar 2021 20:43:48 +0000, Kuperman, Aaron <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I suggest we hold off this discussion until there is an AI (“Artificial Intelligence”) who is able, of its (or will an AI have its own “gender”) own free-will, to communicate with us, without a programmer telling it what to do. We have enough pressing matters to worry about such as Bibframe and the new RDA toolkit. At present, an AI is a tool used by humans to create works, much more like Microsoft Word than Star Trek’s “Data”.
>Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section.
>This is not an official communication from my employer
For what it's worth: Here is a record created in 1997, correctly for the time in the subject heading file:
010 sh 97002817
040 IreDT ǂc DLC
150 HAL (Fictitious character)
450 HAL 9000 (Fictitious character)
670 Stork, D.G. HAL's legacy, 1997.
670 Pringle, D. Imaginary people, 1996 ǂb (HAL 9000; the only computer to achieve the status of a famous fictional character; HAL is an artificial intelligence aboard the spacecraft Discovery; recounted in A.C. Clarke's novel 2001 : a space odyssey)
Alas, poor HAL never got transmogrified into a personal name entry with the MARC tag 100, and now it looks as if his chance is slipping by. Unlike Pinocchio ǂc (Fictitious character), nb2015019808, formerly sh 85102261, who is at last (for the present) treated like a real boy!
Rare Materials Cataloger
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue, Rm. 313, New York, NY 10018
My opinions, not NYPL's