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In the movie it was Mr.Langley.

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"HAL: I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a ... fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you. "

In the book it was Doctor Sivasubramanian Chandrasegarampillai (abbreviated to Dr. Chandra) who was principal designer of the HAL computer, as well as its mentor.

Dr. Chandra (Doctor Sivasubramanian Chandrasegarampillai) .

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Doctor Sivasubramanian Chandrasegarampillai (Dr.Chandra) .

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The inventor, mentor and programmer of HAL is Dr. Chandra. Actually seen in the sequel film 2010, returning HAL to full power and proving that HAL was not the villain after all.

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