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Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking, and Humanity by Alice M. Mulvehill, James Hendler

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© James Hendler and Alice M. Mulvehill 2016

James Hendler and Alice M. Mulvehill, Social Machines, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1156-4_5

5. What Computers Can’t Do–Yet

James Hendler and Alice M. Mulvehill2

(1)Albany, New York, USA

(2)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Artificial Intelligence is what computers cannot do–yet.

Attributed to various early AI researchers,

particularly Larry Tesler,

ca 1970

As mentioned in Chapter 1, over the years there has been considerable change in the attitude towards what artificially intelligent machines can and cannot do. Pretty much every attempt to express some sort of inherent limit by defining a task “computers will never do” ...

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