's new computer program could put phantasm out of work.

By bedlam_4 ยท 6 replies
Dec 12, 2002
  1. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    "Your power is getting weak, old man" ;)
  2. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    It's going to take awhile before anything like this can replace a human being. I guarantee a news article written by a person will be much more interesting and enjoyable than one generated by a computer.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Heheheheh very funny you all. But a machine will never replace a man. A man/machine hybrid, however, that's different.

    The article you linked to is very interesting indeed. In fact, it may be possible that, in the future, a lot of our entertainment will be researched, written and created by machines. Right now we use machines to generate graphics, and so forth, to create movies, etc. But in the future, the machines might be writing the news and creating the news programs all by themselves.

    Machines will never have creative thought, though. How do you program a computer to write a sonnet? Or a poem?

    There's a wonderful scene in Star Trek:TNG where data is trying to write poetry, and when he does it has the most ultimate rhyme, iambic pentameter, etc. But it doesn't have any feeling.

    For the feeling part, we still need a human element. And I don't think that machines will ever get that part right on their own. Not until the machines that we make are in fact alive themselves.
  5. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Your lack of faith is amazing; but you are probably right.
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    That's what we have you for, phantazmm ;)
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