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There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

If you don't know how to do something, you don't know how to do it with a computer.

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Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons. [Quoted in Popular Mechanics 1950]

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Computer science only indicates the retrospective omnipotence of our technologies. In other words, an infinite capacity to process data (but only data -- i.e. the already given) and in no sense a new vision. With that science, we are entering an era of exhaustivity, which is also an era of exhaustion.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

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