‘A Truly Ridiculous Computer Problem’ (2014)

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As if getting struck by lightning weren’t bad enough, once upon a time my computer had a time-travel scare.

A Truly Ridiculous Computer Problem

The thing about Artificial Intelligence is, it’s not intelligence at all; it’s just a mindless simulation of intelligence. So unless the human programmer equips the machine with the knowledge that there’s no such thing as time-travel–you’d have to do it that way, because you can’t equip it with common sense–it will react to the appearance of time-travel as if it were real.

Which is just what this computer did, five years ago.

2 comments on “‘A Truly Ridiculous Computer Problem’ (2014)

  1. As with any kind or level of intelligence, it is pretty worthless without the thing called wisdom to guide it. Wisdom; the principle thing.

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