Software behaviour

This article’s top highlight has had me thinking: Software is simply the encoding of human thought, and as such has an almost unbounded design space. I disagree with “simply”, if it means “merely/just/straightforwardly/plainly”. Yes, software behaviour tends to be predetermined by humans. But look at AlphaGo: It’s behaviour was not predetermined. Move 37 was in […]

Software behaviour

This article's top highlight has had me thinking: Software is simply the encoding of human thought, and as such has an almost unbounded design space. I disagree with “simply”, if it means “merely/just/straightforwardly/plainly”. Yes, software behaviour tends to be predetermined by humans. But look at AlphaGo: It's behaviour was not predetermined. Move 37 was in […]