Can a computer program do this?

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Can a computer program do this?

Postby ultimate777 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:11 am

Is it possible to program a computer so it knows just about everything that can be programmed into it about WWII up until, say, early 1942 and have it "predict"
the rest of the war? I wonder how well it could do?

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Re: Can a computer program do this?

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:56 pm

ultimate777 wrote:Is it possible to program a computer so it knows just about everything that can be programmed into it about WWII up until, say, early 1942 and have it "predict"
the rest of the war? I wonder how well it could do?

It's possible, but the technology needed would be so advanced we wouldn't be able to do it for awhile yet. The possibility for it getting everything right is also slim. Sounds like something God or possibly an angel could do.

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Re: Can a computer program do this?

Postby Kurieuo » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:57 am

ultimate777 wrote:Is it possible to program a computer so it knows just about everything that can be programmed into it about WWII up until, say, early 1942 and have it "predict"
the rest of the war? I wonder how well it could do?

No, it wouldn't "know", but people can program algorithms to respond to queries (like Google do) and present the information it has archived to respond to such.
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Re: Can a computer program do this?

Postby patrick » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:57 pm

I think it'd depend highly on what information it uses in such an attempt to predict. It would need to either be given examples (machine learning) or be programmed explicitly with theories about how wars work and such.

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Re: Can a computer program do this?

Postby Kurieuo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:20 pm

Relevant YouTube video, will only take 90 seconds: https://youtu.be/GB5TNrtu9Pk?t=1m32s (view from 1m 32s in to about 4 min mark).
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