“I start from one point and go as far as possible. But unfortunately, I never lose my way. I say unfortunately, because what would interest me greatly is to discover paths that I'm perhaps not aware of ... The harmonies have become for me a kind of obsession, which gives me the feeling of looking at music from the wrong end of a telescope.”
John Coltrane

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound

Richard Feynman on How Computers Work

n

A beautiful explanation of how computers work for non-technical people that can be as useful today as it was almost 35 years ago. As the talk unfolded and approached the subject of intelligence in computers I began to wonder how his ideas have held up in light of AI … and (spoiler alert) damn did he hit the nail on the head:

“I think we are getting close to intelligent machines but they are showing the necessary weaknesses of intelligence.”

This entry was posted in AltEco, Intellect Run Amok, outside, Tech Stuff. You are welcome to add your comment

Leave a Reply