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A few years ago I heard talk about so-called "expert" computer programs that would ostensibly be able to make "reasoned" decisions, but haven't heard mention of them recently.  Perhaps they weren't so "expert" after all. 

Ralph

In a message dated 5/8/06 1:59:01 PM, chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com writes:
On May 8, 2006, at 7:38 AM, Wontae Kim wrote:

> Do you think that their decision makes sense?
Of course not. For the reasons I outlined. Even the best software is
only a tool, intended to be managed by creative people who can handle
ambiguity. Software can't make decisions or handle situations not
programmed in.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
1864)
http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/


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