Machine Thinking

It’s difficult to be rigorous about whether a machine really knows, thinks, etc., because we’re hard put to define these things. We understand human mental processes only slightly better than a fish understands swimming.

~ John McCarthy (1927-09-04 2011-10-23 age:84). Inventor of the term AI (Artificial Intelligence), the short-circuit OR operator (|| in Java) and LISP (List Processing language) that makes EMACS (Extensible Macro System) so addictive.