The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.
― C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
Otto A. Silha, was a pretty forward-thinking guy — especially in an industry that we think of today as tremendously resistant to change. Silha was the publisher of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspapers, and he was known for embracing new technologies in the publishing business. He was enthusiastic about computers, networking, and the tools that he thought would make his business most efficient: robot editors.
"We also feel that the ANPAT program will provide an ideal method of filing stories in the electronic morgue of the future by providing “automated” abstracts and therefore making best use of the expensive electronic storage. The ANPAT program is the first known system developed for true computer editing performed without human intervention, other than to tell the unit the length of the story desire. We think that the ANPAT program will find many applications in the future as we move toward all-electronic composition."
The real question will be who’s writing the algorithms.
The division between human and robot is perhaps not as significant as that between intelligence and nonintelligence.
Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenauer(via stoweboyd)