Mittwoch, 15. August 2007

Können Computer denken 4

The essence of language as a human activity lies not in its ability to reflect the world, but in its characteristic of creating commitment. When we say that a person understands something, we imply that he or she has entered into the commitment implied by that understanding. But how can a computer enter into a commitment ?
von Terry Winograd, Fernando Flores im Buch Understanding Computers and Cognition (1987) im Text Understanding language auf Seite 123

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