Did Johnny von Neumann say it?
April 1, 2015 10:07 PM   Subscribe

This quote is commonly attributed to John von Neumann: "You insist that there is something that a machine can't do. If you will tell me precisely what it is that a machine cannot do, then I can always make a machine which will do just that." Did he say it, or something like it? Where? If not, who did?
posted by phrontist to Society & Culture (2 answers total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: housekeeping (no actual answers and OP seems to have misread their linked answer) -- taz

Response by poster: Agh, of course after fifteen minutes of looking I find it immediately after posting. The original source is E.T. Jaynes.
posted by phrontist at 10:09 PM on April 1, 2015

Solve the halting problem?
posted by kenko at 1:39 PM on April 2, 2015

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