Artificial Stupidity

Have you ever made a blunder? You know that you meant to write something, but somehow, what you wrote was very different. Maybe, it was even embarrassingly so.

With computers, we can automate that stupidity. Why summarise an article when one can simply have the computer clip an article to the first so many characters or words? This approach generally works but can result in nonsense. Take a look at this week’s Odd Language.

Computers can appear to be very intelligent, but they lack any common sense. Something that you or I would stop will be done by a computer if that is what the program states to do. If this would be a disaster, a disaster we will get.