Ugh. The compulogical fallacy in the very title. A computer does not “know” anything. It is not capable of knowing or of having knowledge. Only of a (mostly) whole human person with a (mostly) functioning nervous system and brain (and some non human animals) can we say they are capable of having knowledge. Much like brains, computers are purported to have no end of powers from knowing things, to seeing things, to feeling, learning, etc. The list goes on and on. It is a wonder we even need people anymore. If we just had a world made up of brains and computers it would look exactly like the real one, at least according to the people who commit logical fallacies like it’s their day job. Please don’t say “I didn’t really mean know like human know, I meant it differently”, or some such ridiculous non-excuse. If you did not mean it as it is intended to be meant then do not use it that way, use a different word or set of words instead. How about?

Your Computer May Be Able To Calculate If Your Have Parkinson’s. Shall It Generate a Report Showing the Results?

You would not even have to change the subtitle.

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