HAL 9000 - Daisy Bell

Artist: HAL 9000

Song: Daisy Bell

HAL 9000 is the sentient on-board computer of the Discovery One spacecraft in Arthur C. Clarke's fictional Space Odyssey saga.

HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey

(…) When HAL's logic is completely gone, he begins singing the song "Daisy Bell".

"Daisy Bell" was composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. In 1961, the IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song Daisy Bell. Vocals were programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum and the accompaniment was programmed by Max Mathews. This performance was the inspiration for a similar scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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