CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1988 |
Jor-el, the garrulous robot host at the California Museum of Science and Industry, caught the suspicious eye of visiting Jason Severance, age 11. "He looks like Freddie (the killer) in 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' " Severance said of the metallic skeleton. Coincidentally, perhaps, Jor-el's message at the opening of the "The Age of Intelligence Machines" exhibition was that humans have nothing to fear from artificially intelligent machines.