software

Don’t Burn the Cat

Don’t Burn the Cat

Imagine asking a computer program for advice on how to get rid of the cat’s fleas. The software loads all the information it has about fleas, and tells you that there’s a guaranteed and cheap way: burn them. Actually, given ...

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Do we Think they Think?

Do we Think they Think?

“The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim”, said Edsger Dijkstra, the famous Dutch computer scientist. I hope to convince you that this question is actually quite ...

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Moving Your Mouse with your Eyes

Moving Your Mouse with your Eyes

People with disabilities often find it hard to use the computer. Two Israeli students developed a unique softwere which uses a simple camera that tracks the user’s eyes across the screen and can help control the courser without relying on ...

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