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Holmes, WN 2003 , 'Artificial Intelligence: Arrogance or Ignorance?' , Computer, vol. 36, no. 11 , 120, 118-119 , doi: 10.1109/MC.2003.1244544.

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This essay contrasts the difference between human intelligence and what the computing profession unfortunately calls AI or artificial intelligence. The argument made is that there is only superficial similarity and that human intelligence is inherently unlike anything a digital computer can manage.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: human intelligence, artificial intelligence, frames of mind, algoristics, cognition
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
DOI / ID Number: 10.1109/MC.2003.1244544
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