Poetry Break: Nought but Some Doggerel Defining "Smart"
A few days ago, in response to AlphaGo's second victory over Mr. Lee Sedol (currently, three victories), I posted a blog entry titled "Singularity Approacheth: 'Go going gone!'" Under this heading, somewhat facetiously, I wrote:
Computers are getting smarter than humans. Moreover, they are learning to defeat us in our own games! They are competing with us and outperforming us.In response, Mr. Mike Roman, a man of few words, dropped by and typed:
Ah, the humanity . . . er, robotity . . . uh, androidity . . . um, cyborgity . . .
Define "smart"I therefore did by way of posting this bit of pregnant-with-meaning doggerel:
Nothing beautiful - though I've smartened it up a bit since first posting it as a comment - but I believe I've defined "smart" to everyone's satisfaction, and even worked in an allusion to Orwell's famous dystopian novel, 1984.Smart DefinedAt times, it means some pain;
Some say it should mean gain;
It can mean quite well dressed,
But I am not impressed.
It's fear within my head
That brings me to this dread
AI can really do
What people can do, too!
Except more fast than us,
And that's smart double plus!