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 nobody’s mind before it happened and changed how human Go masters
think about Go.

Published by pgk


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