Re: Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers)
From: "Steve Pugh" <mafb90@p...>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 22:13:22 +0000
Subject: Re: Some FT background stuff (guidelines for writers)
> > Ask any AI expert and they'll tell you were quite a way
> > away from a working AI system for something as complex as ACM. I
> > think they're being very optimistic about 20 years.
> Yep, and in 1949, I think it was Turing said they'd only ever need
> four or five computers in the entire world. Oops.
Actually it was Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM who said that. As you
(I know this because I set it as a bar quiz question once...)
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