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    #11

    Re: correcting an essay about computer intelligence.

    Actually, I am confused about your e.g., "Computer technology continues to advance at a rapid pace." I think in this case we should use gerund, because computer technology has already advanced at a rapid pace, we should use "continue advancing" to emphasize the progress.

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    #12

    Re: correcting an essay about computer intelligence.

    No, either form (gerund or infinitive) works in that context.

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    #13

    Re: correcting an essay about computer intelligence.

    One thing. Say:

    Thanks for pointing that out.

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    #14

    Re: correcting an essay about computer intelligence.

    Until computers become self-aware (like Hal in "2001"), the "intelligence" of computers will not be a problem. (I think "intelligence" is really the wrong word for computers.)

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    #15

    Re: correcting an essay about computer intelligence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    (I think "intelligence" is really the wrong word for computers.)
    After 60-odd years of AI, I think we're stuck with "computer intelligence". For me it's a close enough analogy.

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    #16

    Re: correcting an essay about computer intelligence.

    When computers not only know how to solve problems but also what problems to solve we will entering a brave new world.

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