#QuoteOfTheMonth: October 2018

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#QuoteOfTheMonth: October 2018

This month, we have chosen renowned computer scientist, Joseph Weizenbaum as our #QuoteOfTheMonth. Joseph Wiezenbaum was a professor at MIT and published a program called, ELIZA – the forerunner to technology known today as chatbots. It’s unsurprising then that he is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence.

We chose this quote because of the humour reflected in the message. How often have you went to do something on the computer, only for something completely different to occur unexpectedly? Dare we say it, it’s this type of scenario that causes people to think the computer has gone berserk!

The quote selected is –

A computer will do what you tell it to do, but that may be much different from what you had in mind.

What’s your thoughts?

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