The limits of computer logic


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The limits of computer logic

While computers are great at solving computations and managing large amounts of data, they are also far from infallible. In fact, computers are excellent at producing the wrong result and using enormous resources to solve very simple problems. Let me give you an example to put this into perspective. On this table, I've placed some items including tennis balls, a red apple, a pear, a muffin and a photo of a green apple.

Now, let's imagine two contestants tasked with finding the green apple in the shortest amount of time. Contestant one, is a human who has never seen or tasted an apple before. Contestant two, is a robot controlled by an advanced computer. Each are provided with a Wikipedia article about apples, for reference. More than likely, the human will scan the table, identify all apple shaped objects, and quickly exclude them. Almost immediately finding the photo to ask if that's what I was referring to.

Now imagine the computer trying to do the same task. The computer will scan the r...

The limits of computer logic
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