Instructions

It is undeniable that some very useful analogies can be drawn between the relational systems of computer mechanism and the relational systems of brain mechanism. The comparison does not depend upon any close resemblance between the actual mechanical links which occur in brains and computers; it depends on what the machines do. Further more, brains and computers can both be organized so as to solve problems. The mode of communication is very similar in both the cases, so much so that computers can now be designed to generate artificial human speech and even, by accident, to produce sequences of words which human beings recognize as poetry. The implication is not that machines are gradually assuming human forms, but that there is no sharp break of continuity between what is human, what is mechanical.

Question 138

The author uses the word .recognize. in relation to computer poetry to convey a

Solution

Before the word "recognize", "by accident" has been used. Thee author wants to convey that computers might produce poetry by accident but they cannot produce the poetry by will because poetry requires emotional height that man is capable of attaining.


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