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Why HAL Sang “Daisy, Daisy”

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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