Graham: The defeat of the world's chess champion by a computer shows that any type of human intellectual activity go...

Samuel on June 27, 2019


Can you please explain why D is wrong and C is right? Thank you!

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Julie on August 21, 2019

Would also love an explanation for (C) as well!

I chose (C) based on Graham's example of the computer beating the world champion, but Adelaide's comment about how the computer was programmed by humans. If someone could confirm or correct it, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

Irina on August 21, 2019


That's right. Graham is using an example of a computer defeating a chess champion to argue that computers can master any intellectual activity governed by fixed principles, and Adelaide is saying that all the credit for that defeat goes to the programmers who merely used the computer as a tool.

jing jing on October 7 at 08:01PM

Hi thank you for the explanation. Would you sayGraham support the notion expressed in D but Adelaide does not give any indication whether he supports D or not? Thank you