Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of October


What can’t computers do?

Machine thinking is in our homes, offices, schools and hospitals. Computer algorithms are helping us drive our cars. They’re diagnosing what’s wrong with us in hospitals. They’re marking student essays. Neil and Tim talk about artificial intelligence and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

What was the name of the computer which famously beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov using algorithms in 1997? Was it…

a) Hal,

b) Alpha 60 or

c) Deep Blue?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.