Quotation by Rudolf Arnheim

What, then, is the basic difference between today's computer and an intelligent being? It is that the computer can be made to see but not to perceive. What matters here is not that the computer is without consciousness but that thus far it is incapable of the spontaneous grasp of pattern—a capacity essential to perception and intelligence.
Rudolf Arnheim (b. 1904), German–born - U.S. author, educator. "Two and Two Together," Visual Thinking, University of California Press (1969).
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