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  • When Will My Computer Understand Me?

    When Will My Computer Understand Me?

    By Aaron Dubrow, Texas Advanced Computing Center
    Published: Aug. 13, 2013

    Humans get the difference between “charging” a battery and “charging” a client, but computers may not. Linguist Katrin Erk has a new way for computers to learn. [Video]

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      John said on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.
      I also agree with Matt. You really can't teach a computer anything and they are only going to be as "smart" as the thought process of the human being that is programming them. I have a Google Android phone and it irritates me to no end when the phone tries to second-guess what I am typing and corrects me as I go. It has caused many errors in posts to friends on Facebook and other social media. Artificial intelligence is only as intelligent as the person doing the programming.
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      Shana Lott said on Aug. 25, 2013 at 5:15 p.m.
      While I don't foresee singularity, That day is not too far when there will be no perceivable difference between humans and computers as far as analytical understanding goes.
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