After the Software Wars by Keith Cary Curtis

By Keith Cary Curtis

Given the know-how that's already to be had, we must always have vehicles that force us round, in absolute defense, whereas we living room within the again and sip champagne. All we want is a video digicam at the roof, plugged right into a computer, correct? we have now the entire important undefined, and feature had it for years, yet don't but have robot-driven vehicles simply because we don't have the software program. This e-book explains how we will be able to construct higher software program and all get our personal high-tech chauffeur.

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The creation of machines that can pass the Turing Test will make the challenge of outsourcing seem like small potatoes. Why outsource work to humans in other countries when computers nearby can do the task? AI is a meaningless term in a sense because building a piece of software that will never lose at Tic-Tac-Toe is software that has AI, but it is a very primitive type of AI, entirely specified by a human and executed by a computer that doesn't even understand it is playing a game. Fortunately, the same primitive logic that can play Tic-Tac-Toe can be used to build arbitrarily “smart” software, like chess computers and robot-driven cars.

Greg Lastowka, Professor of Law, Rutgers University One of the problems faced by the monopoly, as its leadership now well understands, is that any community that it can buy is weaker than the community that we have built. —Eben Moglen In 1950, Alan Turing proposed a thought experiment as a definition of AI in which a computer's responses (presumed to be textual) was so life-like that, after questioning, you could not tell whether the responses were made by a human or a computer. Right now, search algorithms are rather primitive, but eventually, your search engine's response will be able to pass the Turing Test.

3. ” This philosophy is wise for software development because it forces teams to maintain a high-quality product every day, and the earlier you release, the sooner you can receive and incorporate feedback. However, this philosophy only works when adopted. Unfortunately, Microsoft's two biggest products, Windows and Office, do not follow this philosophy. Of course, paying $240 every year for the latest upgrade to Windows “Ultimate” wouldn't be acceptable either! The Linux kernel ships every three months.

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