Sentience is a little ways off yet

…I really understood very fast that a computer is exactly the opposite of a human being. It’s really fast, really exact, and completely stupid. So it was interesting to figure out how to speak to this beast so that we could have it do whatever we couldn’t do ourselves.

A computer is the most extraordinary error amplifier ever built, because a computer has no common sense and no humor.”

~Gérard Berry, in Communications of the ACM – December 2014.

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