March 26, 2007

Fortune Of The Day

Posted in Fortune at 10:04 pm by pmatos

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.
— Edsger W. Dijkstra

It was the first time I heard this! It’s nice because it’s a very good metaphor which doesn’t solve the problem at all. If you use the metaphor, it all comes down to what do you mean by swim.

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