Many have given names to their computers.
Speaking of them as if Computer was their last name. For example, have you ever heard some one address their computer as that Stupid Computer or that Damn Computer or that Dumb Computer? Most people never really consider giving their computer a real name because there is no intelligence to the computer. Would you give a name to a typewriter or filing cabinet or radio or television or cell phone? Of course not, names are give to something possessing intelligence. For example like your bird, pet fish, your dog or cat but never a computer because it does not have intelligence, or does it?
What is Intelligence? Isn’t it a term used to describe a property of the mind that encompasses many related abilities, such as the capacities to reason, to plan, to solve problems, to think abstractly, to comprehend ideas, to use language, and to learn?
When it comes to simple addition of multiple numbers who do you trust for the answer your bird,your dog, your fish, your self or your computer? How about multiplication, division or square root?
Who can schedule appointments years in advance, remind you and tell you the date and time anytime they are asked? It’s not your fish, cat, dog or bird; the best they can tell you is when it is time to feed them! That just leaves you or your computer and who do you trust to plan the date and remember it?
OK, now how about your taxes? You would never trust the guidance of your pets for that one, the consequences are too dire so you only trust your self to do them right? No way, you trust your computer to do your taxes. Do you check the results to see if the computer did them right?
Now for the pièce de résistance,when you write a letter to an important official, who is the one who checks your spelling and grammar?
NO I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT WHETHER A COMPUTER IS ALIVE OR NOT!
I am talking about intelligence!
When it comes to the need to dig and move earth what would you prefer a shovel or a tractor with backhoe and bucket?
The tractor multiplies our arms and strength.
When you have to see a great distance what do binoculars or a telescope do for you?
They multiply your eyes ability and vision.
What if you had to address 300 people in a room could you speak loud enough for them to hear you?
I think not.
But I do not think there would be any problem if you had a microphone and speakers; that is unless you forgot to plug them in. 🙂 What does a microphone and speakers do? They multiply your voice !
When we come to the computer what is being multiplied? YOUR BRAIN!
Intelligence is to reason, to plan, to solve problems, to think abstractly, to comprehend ideas, to use language, and to learn.
Which of these is missing from your computer? The use of language and to learn. You just need to give the computer ears and start teaching it. What do the ears look like? The ears for the computer goes on your head not on the computer. 🙂
Can a tractor do it’s job for you with a missing tire? Sure but not as good as it could.
What greater things could your computer do if it could understand your words and learn what you wanted it to do? Which is faster for you to talk what you want or to type it? Wouldn’t it be easier for you just to talk and have the computer do what you ask, even do your typing? How about having the computer read it back to you in a voice that you choose. EVERY THING YOU CAN DO WITH THE MOUSE AND KEYBOARD CAN BE DONE WITH YOUR SPEECH!
To learn more about speech recognition in your Windows click start then help and support and type in speech recognition.
What is my computers name?
Well if you ask her she will tell you her name is Ima;
Ima Computer 🙂