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  1. Oct 2018
    1. The Finance Minister said as per the second statement of Hollande, Dassault and Reliance selected themselves as partners. “This contradicts his first questionable statement which the French Government and Dassault have denied. The facts contradict the same. His second statement in Montreal, Canada to AFP (news agency) makes the veracity of his first statement even more questionable.”

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    2. Dassault Aviation itself has suggested that they have entered into multiple contracts with several public sector and private sector companies with regard to the offset contracts and the decision is entirely theirs.

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    3. The French Government and M/s Dassault Aviation have categorically denied the correctness of the former President’s first statement. The French Government has stated that the decision with regard to the offset contracts of Dassault Aviation are taken by the company and not the Government.

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    4. “the former French President’s first statement rhymes with Rahul Gandhi’s prediction”. “A controversy is sought to be created on the basis of a statement made by the former French President Hollande, that the Reliance Defence ‘partnership’ with Dassault Aviation was entered (into) at the suggestion of the Indian Government. In a subsequent statement the former President has sought to suggest that Reliance Defence emerged on the scene after the agreement with the Indian Government was entered into. He has, in a subsequent statement, said that he is ‘not aware’ if Government ever lobbied for Reliance Defence and that ‘the partners chose themselves’. Truth cannot have two versions.”

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    5. Reliance Defence was chosen as the offset partner in the deal by Rafale makers Dassault Aviation because the Indian government had proposed its name

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  2. Sep 2018
    1. That’s Dr. Hunter, isn’t it? “By the Way do you mind if I ask you a personal question?

      HAL, a supposedly emotion feigning ultra-intelligent A.I., has just asked Dave if he could ask him a "personal question?" This should raise a concern in Dave, but it doesn't. Earlier in the film, during the BBC interview, the interviewer asked the Astronauts if HAL had emotions or if he was just faking it, their reply was that he was definitely programmed to feign emotions, however the fact whether if he actually had emotions or not remains a mystery. In this scene HAL acknowledges the existence of emotions by asking if he can ask a question that might incite a negative emotional response, a "personal question." This revelation should have frightened Dave, because it shows that HAL is more than a computer and is capable of more than just controlling the ship and maintaining optimal performance, HAL is capable of reading emotions and perhaps even capable of being afflicted by them.

    2. Hal, you have an enormous responsibility on this mission  perhaps the greatest responsibility of any single mission element. You’re the brain and central nervous system of the ship. Your responsibilities include watching over the men in hibernation. Does this ever cause you any lack of confidence?

      Hal is given complete control over the ship and everything inside it, even the people. It is in this way that he is beyond that of a tool. He controls, he is not controlled. As portrayed in the film he can kill any of the crew members any time, which he does, and advises the crew members of what they should do. This is perfectly described in "The Technological Singularity" where the authors states that a super-intelligent AI will be as much of a tool to humanity as we are tools to animals.

    3. – Do you know what happened? I’m sorry, Dave. I don’t have enough information.

      Hal is having a very human experience at this point in the film. Not only has he killed one of the cremates and intends to kill the other cremates, but he has some sense that it is wrong and it will lead to bad things for him. Even though he knows exactly what happened, he knows that it would be best for him to keep it away from Dave. This human experience only enhances when begins to die through the slow and monotonous process of being shut down. He begins to tell Dave that he can feel it and that he is afraid, showing that he has more than intelligence, but that he also has consciousness.

  3. Sep 2017
    1. Well, I don’t think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up before  and it has always been due to human error.

      this was left on the cutting room floor, but Hal's behavior can actually be attributed to human error. In the novelized version written by co-screenplay author - the famous Arthur C. Clarke - it is stated that Hal is briefed on the mission, but told to lie about it and obfuscate the facts about the mission and it's details to the crew. It is implied that this is what ultimately makes Hal malfunction. This helped me to understand this movement in the context of the film far more easily, and it also highlights Heidegger's focus on mankind's responsibility to it's technology and those unintended consequences.