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    #1

    computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    What did the two sentences mean?
    The resource is from here....
    "On the supply side, computers are far more different from people than any two people are different from each other"

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    "Computers differ from people far more than any one person differs from any other person."
    "The difference between a computer and a person is greater than the difference between any two people."

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    Does it emphasis the computers and a person more different than any two people?

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Does it emphasize that computers and a person are more different than any two people?
    Yes, that is what it is doing. It doesn't make much sense, though.

    "A duck egg is far more different than a chicken egg than chicken eggs differ from any other chicken egg".

    It is correct but so obvious.

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    "A duck egg is far more different than a chicken egg than chicken eggs differ from any other chicken egg".
    I get your point but are you sure you meant to phrase it like that?

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I get your point but are you sure you meant to phrase it like that?
    Ha-ha, no, probably not. It's late and I need to go to bed. Sorry for the terrible grammar.

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Does it emphasis the computers and a person more different than any two people?
    No, it just states that. There's no extra emphasis.

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, it just states that. There's no extra emphasis.
    Yes, it certainly does. "...far more different..." is fairly described as emphasising.

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    It is talking about the supply side, so it might be talking about computers in a particular context, replacing human jobs, for instance. Without more context, it is a banal sentence.

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    Re: computers are far more different VS any two people are different .....

    By Google Search, I found the following context at https://briancmanning.com/2014/09/26...omputers-cant/

    'Now think about the prospect of competition from computers instead of competition from human workers. On the supply side, computers are far more different from people than any two people are different from each other: men and machines are good at fundamentally different things. People have intentionality—we form plans and make decisions in complicated situations. We’re less good at making sense of enormous amounts of data. Computers are exactly the opposite: they excel at efficient data processing, but they struggle to make basic judgments that would be simple for any human. To understand the scale of this variance, consider another of Google’s computer-for-human substitution projects. In 2012, one of their supercomputers made headlines when, after scanning 10 million thumbnails of YouTube videos, it learned to identify a cat with 75% accuracy. That seems impressive—until you remember that an average four-year-old can do it flawlessly. When a cheap laptop beats the smartest mathematicians at some tasks but even a supercomputer with 16,000 CPUs can’t beat a child at others, you can tell that humans and computers are not just more or less powerful than each other—they’re categorically different.'
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