Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of July 2018

Is technology always the solution?

Human beings are flawed and carry their prejudices and opinions with them. Wouldn’t it be better if we could replace them with artificial intelligence, if we could get computers to do all our thinking for us? Rob and Catherine discuss if technology is a good solution for all our problems and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

Artificial Intelligence, or A.I., is an area of computer science that develops the ability of computers to learn to do things like solve problems or drive cars without crashing. But in what decade was the term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ coined? Was it:

a)  1940s

b)  1950s

c)  1960s

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.