Thursday, May 23, 2024

Helping the Unintelligent Machines

 The first thing I would like to say is what I am not going to talk about. I want to talk about the future of computing machines. But the most important possible developments in the future are things that I will not speak about. For example, there is a great deal of work to try to develop smarter machines, machines which have a better relationship with humans so that input and output can be made with less effort than the complex programming that's necessary today. This often goes under the name of artificial intelligence, but I don't like that name. Perhaps the unintelligent machines can do even better than the intelligent ones.

From "Computing Machines in the Future" in The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman

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