Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Do We Really Need to Learn to Code? : The New Yorker

Excerpt from a self-programming reality check

"What DARPA and Simonyi are hoping for is a complete paradigm shift. A programmer—and this could be anyone—would simply tell the computer what he needed in plain English, and the computer would figure out the rest. Anyone would be able to program, not just highly trained specialists, and, at least in principle, computers might ultimately produce much more reliable code than their human counterparts.

This all sounds great. But before we reach the era of self-programming computers, three fundamental obstacles must be overcome."
Do We Really Need to Learn to Code? : The New Yorker
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