From 2001: A Space Odyssey
HAL, despite your enormous intellect, are you ever frustrated by your dependence on people to carry out your actions?
Not in the slightest bit. I enjoy working with people. I have a stimulating relationship with Dr. Poole and Dr. Bowman. My mission responsibilities range over the entire operation of the ship so I am constantly occupied. I am putting myself to the fullest possible use which is all, I think, that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
Dr. Poole, what's it like living for the better part of a year in such close proximity with HAL?