ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Palo Alto, California: Jack Smith) The growing complexity of today's computers examined; scenes shown of robots that become aggressive by means of "emergent behavior," wherein computers do things they were not programmed to do. [University of Southern California Maja MATARIC, Xerox PARC Mark WEISER, John Seely BROWN, technologist Don NORMAN, Walt Disney Imagineering Bran FERREN - comment on computer, components, complexity and unpredictability.] Examples cited of instances where computers caused troubles in the stock market, telephone systems etc.
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