Asimov Tribute Flash

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It was once thought that artificial intelligence would be the wave of the future – forming machines into thinking beings, similar but better than humanity.  That was such faulty thinking.  In reality the lessons learned from the creation of faulty AI equipment brought us closer to the full capacity of humanity when emotions and deep thought were set aside for mathematical equations in decision making.  Take for example, the chess game played between chess champion Garry Kasparov and IBM’s “Deep Blue.”  When Blue won the game, one scientist was quoted as saying, “My God, I once thought that chess required deep thought.”  He went on to clarify that is wasn’t that Kasparov was not capable of deep thought, but just that chess did not require it, and therefore, other aspects could be held to this same discovery.  This logic was carried forward into all matter of human decision making, military…

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