Demystifying artificial intelligence

  • Any talk of computers doing things they weren’t programmed to do is only a way of speaking.
  • you could say that the computer isn’t programmed to print the number 168 in the sense that the code did not say
  • But the computer was programmed to print the number 168.

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@JohnDCook: “Demystifying artificial intelligence”


Computers do what they’re programmed to do. They can be most useful when we program them indirectly.


Demystifying artificial intelligence