From “In visual Searches, Computer Is No Match for the Human Brain” (ScienceDaily July 17, 2012), we learn,
You’re headed out the door and you realize you don’t have your car keys. After a few minutes of rifling through pockets, checking the seat cushions and scanning the coffee table, you find the familiar key ring and off you go. Easy enough, right? What you might not know is that the task that took you a couple seconds to complete is a task that computers — despite decades of advancement and intricate calculations — still can’t perform as efficiently as humans: the visual search.
But surely the point is that computer doesn’t need to find anything.
Does a computer care if it is just shut off? Invaded by a virus? Thrown into a dumpster in the middle of the night?
Some intellectual feats depend on actually wanting to do something.