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        Are Computers Intelligent?

        This video excerpt from NOVA: “Smartest Machine on Earth” explains why computers can be programmed to beat the greatest human chess masters—it’s all in the logic of the game. Computers can use their understanding of the rules of chess to plan many more moves ahead than humans can. But when computers bring that kind of understanding to other situations, such as learning human languages, they lack the intelligence needed to successfully master those tasks.

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