14.0225 new on WWW: computers outsmarting humans?

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 225.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 10:39:11 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: The Future: Computers that Outsmart Humans?

    Dear humanist scholars,

    Hi, I thought this interesting short snippets --might interest you
    --forwarded via "The eCollege.com eNewsletter Volume 1 Issue 7"..thanks..

    Vernor Vinge, scholar and science-fiction writer, predicts that one of
    the most likely scenarios for the next 20 years is the creation of
    computers that surpass humans in intelligence. Mr. Vinge, writer and
    lecturer on the future of computing, is an associate professor of
    mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University. He is
    credited by some as being one of the first to imagine a shared virtual
    space created by computer networks. In an interview with the Chronicle
    of Higher Education, Mr. Vinge describes the ongoing development of
    computers that act as an extension of the human mind. "It is a very
    unsettling thing, but ... it's not clear that it is dystopic."

    To read the full story click

    See at <chronicle.com/free/2000/07/2000071201t.htm>

    Best Regards
    Arun Tripathi

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