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February 15th, 2011
04:16 PM ET

Who (or what) is smarter?

If you’re a fan of trivia and quiz shows like I am, you admire the competitor who seems to know it all.  But what if that competitor isn’t a person – what if it’s a computer like Watson on “Jeopardy!”?  What do you think of the competition between human and machine?  Can a computer ever be as “smart” as a human?

Donna Krache, Executive Producer


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  1. Debra

    I hope this is a one time thing. I do not like it. The show is boring with the computer.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  2. Sarah

    I think that a computer can be as smart as a human because computers have every site and are jampacked with different information but the human mind will still know a little more!

    February 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  3. Sarah

    I think computers can be smarter than humans because they have all those sites that are jam-packed with information but the human will always be a little smarter!

    February 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  4. Jack

    I think while the computer has knowledge, humans have gut instincts, and unexpected knowledge outbursts. However, I still think the computer would win.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  5. Bernadette

    I think that humans work a lot harder than a "MACHINE". But the technology these days are a lot more upgraded so maybe in a few years from now the "machine" actually might be smarter than the human.

    February 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  6. Kiara

    Having a machine as a competitor is not fair to the human.Computers are way more smater than the average person.Computers are made to know lots of information humans don't.Using a computer would be like cheating.A human will never than a computer !

    February 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  7. Sarah

    I think that a human can be a lot smarter than a computer depending on their skills. Computers can have information that humans/people do not know. Sometimes people who use computers many times in one day is not a good thing because people can get brain damage. So I don't know who or what to pick as long as they're equal.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  8. Ciara

    I think it all depends on how much information goes into it and how human like it is. If it can have feelings, the five sense,and a heart i'd say watch out world we have a new generation of humans.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  9. Caleb

    I think that humans will always be a little smarter than computers. This is because it is hard to make a computer that can actually learn and think for itself.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  10. Anes

    I do not believe that a computer could out smart every human, simply because computer's are programed by humans. I mean sure it could out smart a lot of people but not the ones who created them.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  11. Sasha

    It all depends how smart you are.......... of course a computer is really smart but they don't have emotions.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  12. Regina

    i think that the computer because it has a lot of information inside it

    February 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  13. Hannah

    I believer machinery is sometimes smarter than humans but humans are in control so I think it's halph and halph

    February 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  14. Vikas

    It's very obvious..... humans will always be the smartest things in existence. We need to be very smart to make a machine that can be smarter than us....

    February 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  15. Will

    I believe that it is actually possible for a computer to be as smart as, or smarter than, a human. Why? Just look at how intelligent computers are already! They can do everything from guessing what you're about to type to parallel-park a car... we could have the equivalent of cylons or skynet within the next 50 years.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  16. Michael

    I think as long as there are humans making the machines they will be as flawed as the people making them. We can't make something better than us. Wether we think so or not our machines are very flawed and will not be able to simulate human intelligence for many years if even then.
    -Michael

    February 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  17. Sarah

    I feel that computers do not have a advantage over humans. This being because we have the ability to see patterns such as constellations. The stars that make up these man made concepts are billions of light-years apart, yet we can look up into the heavens and allow our minds to group them into patterns. We can use this ability to recognize the faces of other humans and objects. Although cameras have the ability to capture the facial expressions of someone, they are unable to depict through the different emotions. However I feel as if computers will never be able to equal up to a human’s intelligence. We can continue to learn throughout our lives and never stop developing our minds by our own self discipline. Unlike computers who will always require human intervention. When it comes to competing against such a advanced piece of technology mankind will always be a step ahead.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  18. Miranda

    I think that human are, and always will be, smarter. The problem with Watson was that he searched though words and made connections, and answered using the percentage there was at the bottom at the screen. But humans use their knowledge, and not percentages, to conclude answers. Humans are ultimately superior to a computer's thinking.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  19. Jacob

    Machines will definitley someday be smarter than human beings. Our race will never stop evolving so that means technology will always be smarter.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  20. Oggi

    Machines are smarter than humans. But the only reason there smarter is because humans made it. Machines get synced with the information. Humans have it to learn it. Machines can take probably less than a day to get smarter than humans can in a year.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
  21. Kiera

    I think that a computer can only be as smart as the human that creates it. If it is built by someone who isn't very smart, you aren't going to get a great computer.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  22. Jessica

    I don't think computers can be as smart as humans because computers are given their information by humans. Like the saying goes, "a computer only does what you tell it to do" or in this case gives answers on the basis of human knowledge.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  23. jarius

    I would say computers could not be as smart because humans program the computers and it would probley be cheeting.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  24. Addison

    The computer will always be as smart as a human, because it can only be as smart as the designer programed it to be.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  25. Elise

    Computers can process and store data, but they wont be able to discover new things.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
  26. Ben

    Well, technically speaking, a computer COULD be smarter than a human. But it would have an unfair advantage on shows: it has no emotions or feelings. So, it couldn't be nervous about what's at stake. That's one quality they won't have for a long time.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  27. Summer

    I believe it could happen,but the things diffrent are that they don't have feelings or can get hurt.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
  28. Liz

    Hopefully humans because later on, I think the computers might get too smart and take over the world.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
  29. Liz

    hopefully humans because if the computer get smart, they might take over the world.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm |
  30. Payton

    Although humans made computers, computers can be smarter because we can install and add new data and facts whenever something new comes up. We may be able to learn as much as a computer, but the computer has memory and can find the answer in an instant, while we may take from even seconds to hours.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  31. Jordan

    A computer could definitely be smarter than some humans. The computer might not be as smart as the person who programmed it though.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
  32. Kayla

    I believe a computer CAN be as smart as a human because humans have the ability to program prior knowledge into it.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  33. Chandong

    When it comes to stroing information, computers beat humans, but when it comes to langauges, computers can't be as smart as human beings because they can't express subtle meanings and feelings humans have.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
  34. Jia-Sheng

    I think humans always outwit machines since machines are created by we human beings. Another point is that humans and machines work in different ways; we think and work in a biological way while machines follow natural rules and cannot think or create something by themselves.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
  35. Brian

    Humans. You don't know if the computer is right or wrong.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  36. Maxwell

    I don't think I would ever want a robot to be able to reason because like people they could revolt.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  37. dhaka

    Who knows that machine is also that technique to test the brain , and also used in many things like Facebook, gmail, Myspace etc... It is the magic of machine that we are using this days .

    February 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  38. ouafae (wafa)

    I believe it is a 50-50 chance because it depends on how much a human knows and how much a computer is programed to know so a computer might beat some people but not all people.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  39. dakota

    The humans are definately smarter than the computers because for one we built them into a greater generation and two we may know more information than it does.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
  40. Kyra

    A computer can be smarter than a human because it can learn all the information there is. It can excel with it's unlimeited knowledge, information, data, and memory. We can be smart ebough to create one of these computers, but with the memory storage and other helpful boosts, it is unbeatable.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
  41. Kyra

    A computer can be smarter than a human because it can learn all the information there is. It can excel with it's unlimeited knowledge, information, data, and memory.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
  42. Alistair

    It all depends on how fast our technology can advance. Our Modern Computers still are not capibile enough to be smarter than the Human brain. It may soon lead to scientific break throuhgs, but computers should never be able to make drastic dicisions with advanced Artifical Intelligence. The consequences are unknown.

    February 16, 2011 at 12:04 am |
  43. Albert

    I don't think computers will ever get close to the intelligence of humans.. They just lack ratiocinating skills.

    February 16, 2011 at 12:51 am |
  44. Isabel

    I have been watching the unique jeopardy, Computer vs. humans, and to tell you the truth, it is possible because look at machines now. Some already smarter than us in some ways. What's the point of wasting someone's brain energy if a computer is already smart enough to know a language?!

    February 16, 2011 at 1:57 am |
  45. Misaki

    I don't think computers can beat humans because computers lack communication and if computers ever forget things ( like we do ) that will have an effect on us. Many people now rely too much on computers, so I think we should be more aware of addicting

    February 16, 2011 at 3:01 am |
  46. sean

    man i think that a computer can be smarter than the average person because think of the new tech we have these days and some times it could be smarter than a smart person

    February 16, 2011 at 5:28 am |
  47. Hannah

    My Teacher told us that a Human brain is much more smarter then a computer, but it's just that we can't be bothered to use all the power of our brain.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:51 am |
  48. joshua

    I think that a computer can be as smart as a human because computers have every site and are jampacked with different information but the human mind will still know a little more!

    February 16, 2011 at 6:26 am |
  49. William

    In shows like quiz tests, computers can always surf over the internet and they would be able to answer every question. And I'm sure that nobody remembers everything from the internet.
    Not only that, can anybody calculate numbers faster than super computers?
    Computers are smarter than humans, but it's just that they don't have the abillity to think for itself. If it had a 'mind' it would be able to easly outrule human beings.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:49 am |
  50. Wesley

    My dad works at the I.B.M building where they made Watson, so I'v seen what it can do, and I think that behinds are going to get kicked pretty hard.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:54 am |
  51. Anonymous

    I think it's very unfair. A machine can have a lot more knowlegde and information than a human...

    February 16, 2011 at 7:15 am |
  52. Martin

    I think that one day computers will be smarter than humans that is my opinion.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:17 am |
  53. Dagobert

    I believe machines currently are smarter than mankind. Have you tried to race a calculator in math maybe? I think Not.
    The only think that is smarter than a computer is your mind and your thoughts. Are you able to bring your thoughts into reality, Congratz you are smarter than a Computer.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:17 am |
  54. Bebb

    I think Computers can be even smarter than human. It is a high technology.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:18 am |
  55. Frida

    I think a computer is just as smart as a human, because it has google!

    February 16, 2011 at 7:18 am |
  56. Me

    I think we can make computers very smart, but I don't think they ever will be as smart as us.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:19 am |
  57. Per

    I really don't think that a computer can be smarter than a human, if 'smart' is defined as thinking innovative and new – like when solving practical problems. Yes, computers can calculate faster than humans, but this is based on scripted rules, and not actually 'thinking'. Humans will always be smarter, and thank God for that! 🙂

    February 16, 2011 at 7:20 am |
  58. Ava

    I think that Humans are smarter. I think this because when we research something we look to the internet, but how did the information get there? It got there because people put answers and information on the internet. Also Humans have logic we know if something totally unrelated has come up on your computer screen. But computers and machine lack the knowledge to decide what is or isn't logical. Humans program computers, not the other way around. Humans are smarter than any machine.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:21 am |
  59. Tim

    The computer can hold more information but humans can say it faster and machines dont have the heart for it

    February 16, 2011 at 7:21 am |
  60. gaby

    Yes, a machine can be smarter, because it can be programmed to answer right. So I think that human competing with machines is unfear. It should be human against human!

    February 16, 2011 at 7:21 am |
  61. Anonymous

    I don't think a computer can be smarter than a human, because a computre don't have the same ability to reasoning as a human.
    It may be possible in 50 years, but not now.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:21 am |
  62. H

    I don't think that a machine could be smarter, if they don't manage to make a real brain for it. A machine could only search for information, not use it in the right connection.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:22 am |
  63. Mackenzie

    A computer can be as smart as a human. But think about it. The computer would have no job if we werent smart enough to tell it what to do. So in Theory, we Controll the computer.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:28 am |
  64. Brittany

    I think it is possible but if they were smarter than a person, but lets say that a machine beat a person the machine has no emotions and if a person won they would be happy and proud of their accomplishment

    February 16, 2011 at 7:49 am |
  65. zac

    well i dont get how they told the computer/ asked it questions? but i want to no...is it smarter then a 5th grader??

    February 16, 2011 at 8:17 am |
  66. Damion

    A computer may be able to give facts and have more accuracy than a human, but it will never be able to recall memories or actual experiences to give information.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:20 am |
  67. Jack

    It seemed as if Watson was smarter because he was guessing all of the questions. If maybe Watson wasn't guessing all of them, and the contestants had a chance at getting the answer, then it would be much easier to decipher who's smarter. As of right now, I believe humans are smarter. This might not be the case soon though...

    February 16, 2011 at 8:21 am |
  68. Isaiah

    Who made computers? Us. So therefore they can not be smarter than humans. It's as simple as that.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:43 am |
  69. michael

    I watched watson vs the other people and that is te most anyone has one in one day and he wasleaveing his opponents in te dust and I think that a computer is smarter tha people

    February 16, 2011 at 8:46 am |
  70. Bryan

    I believe that computers think and posses information in a very different way than humans, take Chess for example they play out EVERY possible move and counter move to show EVERY possible outcome, I think that as Humans that way of thinking will never happen and therefore it is hard to compare how "smart" we are in comparison to a computer. The idea however of computers vs. humans at something like Jeopardy is very interesting and can open up new doors to the future of robotics and AI (artificial Intelligence)

    February 16, 2011 at 8:52 am |
  71. Ryan

    A computer is only as smart as the person who programmed it...

    February 16, 2011 at 8:52 am |
  72. Misty

    It depends, of course, on what you mean by "smart." Yes, a computer can store a lot of information in itself, or posses a lot of "head knowledge." But is that really what determines intelligence? I think not. Computers will never be able to do things like write a comprehensive essay, read and understand the deeper meanings in a classic novel, or know what it wants to accomplish and then accomplish it. Computers are limited to what their humans program into them. They cannot think for themselves, and therefore, in my opinion, cannot be considered intelligent.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:08 am |
  73. Chasen

    I watched the episodes and the way he is playing, I believe computers like Watson will be all around the world in the next 15 to 20 years

    February 16, 2011 at 9:12 am |
  74. Holly

    I don't think there will ever be a computer that is smarter than humans in every way because humans make the computer. You can't make something smarter than yourself, it just doesn't work.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:23 am |
  75. robert

    The human is smarter because if you go to an information source like google, different people around the world have put that information on the computer.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:44 am |
  76. Kaity

    Yes, definitely. Many robots are machines and can do a hole lot. If a robot can do it I'm sure a computer could.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:44 am |
  77. Anthony

    I think machines if we can make one may or may not be smarter the a human, but seen we haven't made one yet, I guest humans are the smartest until this.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:48 am |
  78. Gage

    Computers can not be smarter than humans because humans are the ones who program the computers. Whatever the humans know is what the computers know.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  79. gary

    The human brain is the smartest thing on the planet but a computer almost never runs out of memory and don't forget it is able to hold the world wide web

    February 16, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  80. justin

    I think a computer is not as smart as a human because humans made computers and put on the info that is on them.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  81. Garcia

    My teacher always said that his grandfather told him that a man is always smarter than a computer because man is the one that created computer.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:24 am |
  82. Jonathan

    Well that is a hard choice but the computer has the upper hand because, computers know more than will ever4 know.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:24 am |
  83. Eliza

    I think that because the computer is made by humans and filled with information from humans that they are about the same.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  84. jasmine

    no i think that computers can not out beat people because sometimes the computer or the internet is not always right.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  85. Mario

    We The man or woman are considered pretty smart and can accomplish it but saying that computer can be smart as human . Computers can only be smarter that us only if we make them smarter than us nothing can happen by its self.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:38 am |
  86. brandon

    yes because they can process a lot of things at once and has more tech than regular humans. but humans do have a lot of memory in them to.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  87. lola

    if i was against a robot i would lose but i would still try

    February 16, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  88. tasha

    I thinks machines can be smarter than human beings because they are programed by people to know certain and important things..

    February 16, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  89. Kitty

    I do not believe that a computer could out smart every human, simply because computer's are programed by humans. I mean sure it could out smart a lot of people but not the ones who created them.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  90. Emanuel

    I think they cant because humans are smart.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  91. Erica

    I believe that a machine can't be as smart as human being. I believe so because the humans are the ones that made the machine.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  92. Krystal

    Human are smarter then computers.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  93. Gina

    I think that a computer can be as smart as a human but a computer can never be smarter than human.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  94. Timothy

    If the computer is 28 times smarter then any computer in the world then there is no way that the humans will win in jeopardy. But we have come a long way with this new technology.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  95. christiahn

    I'm almost positive that machines are already smarter than humans for n example computers are already filled with tons and tons of answers on websites that are put up by humans and if one of those answers are wrong their will always be another answer that might be right.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  96. Richard

    I don't think we should have to compete with computers because if we teach kids to have to be smart as a computer we all will never be good enough.
    I hope that computers don't ever get as smart as humans because then it will most likely lower kids education if they do have a computer.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  97. Valerie

    I think that a computer is smarter because it has more information

    February 16, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  98. liz

    its not fair because the desk top will know much more than a human

    February 16, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  99. Kat

    I think that a human can be a lot smarter than a computer depending on their skills. Computers can have information that humans/people do not know. Sometimes people who use computers many times in one day is not a good thing because people can get brain damage. So I don't know who or what to pick as long as they're equal.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  100. BoB

    I don't think that is fair to the human because the computer can look up anything you want. So they are way smarter...

    February 16, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  101. delaney

    I think computers can be smarter than humans because they have all those sites that are jam-packed with information. if i was against one now i would lose but i would still try.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  102. Treyvon

    i think computer can be smart as humans i even think computer can be smarter than humans

    February 16, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  103. kaleb

    Computers are very smart but can not feel emotion or detect facial expressions. Even if the computer is brilliant the people that made it are smarter.So the computer will never be smarter than its owner.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  104. jojo

    Well of course a computer is smarter because it is programed to know all of that stuff that's on Jeopardy !

    February 16, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  105. brandon

    i think that computers have a lot of information.but they do not have the same mind as a human.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  106. rebecca

    i think computers are a lot smarter than people already, it is unfair to make a show were people play against a computer. the computer will win every time.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:47 am |
  107. Holli

    Computers information comes from humans. some computers just discover things. They don't create things like humans.
    Just because a computer is quicker, doesn't necessarily mean they're smarter.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  108. kaprisha

    Yes I believe that machines can be as smart, but not smarter than us humans are.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:54 am |
  109. Vladmir

    I think that a computer can be as smart as other people , computer is very smart. So it would be very hard to beat one in a game of wits.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  110. colton

    you city boys best not be bringin ur dang robots into wyoming!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 11:10 am |
  111. alyssa

    i think that humans will be smarter than machines, how do you think the machines are made by us SMART people.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  112. cole

    yes they should be smarter than the average person but i don't think it can win jepordy

    February 16, 2011 at 11:24 am |
  113. alexis

    i thin that the computer is smarter because a computer is smarter and faster .

    February 16, 2011 at 11:25 am |
  114. Lexy

    I believe that the computer is smarter because it could get facts through the internet from all across the world and it posses faster.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:28 am |
  115. slayter

    i think that the robot is the smartest thing in that game.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:30 am |
  116. Paul

    I don't think that computers can ever be smarter than a human. Afterall, a human has to make the computer. So he must be smarter!

    February 16, 2011 at 11:32 am |
  117. Carlos

    Computers may have the power and strength, but if they get their info from the web it might not be true

    February 16, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  118. spencer

    Humans are the smarter ones only because we are the ones programing the computers. Either we are smarter or we are the same

    February 16, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  119. Angel

    Well to be honest, I think that a human being is smarter then a computer. Even though the computer might have downloaded information the human mind always learns something new. There for the human mind is way more intelligent then a computer. Also a computer can expire and be out dated the human mind/ brain is always fresh with great new ideas and information.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  120. nicolas

    i would hope that a coumperter is not. but if it does happen then machines will rises up against us and take control of us.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  121. Jonathan

    I think that humans are, and always will be, smarter than computers because humans have common sense and the ability to process language easier than computers.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:55 am |
  122. Abraham

    I think computer is smarter than people becuse they have alll the deatil in a small ship and all the answers you need in like google, yahoo, and ask. but at the same tmes human is the one that be putting them updates on it so i think 50/50.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  123. Jack

    I believe that robots could end up smarter than humans. Think about it- robots can bring information up by comand, and aren't affected by distractions or other thoughts, which lets them sort problems out quicker and more effectively.

    February 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  124. Alexsys

    Computers can be smarter than some humans, not all. Humans learn things everyday. Computers only know things that they were programed to know unless they're able to be updated everytime something new happens. But as I said before, computers are only smarter than some people...not all

    February 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  125. isaiah

    i think that a human being is smarter because they were the one's who programed the robot. without us there is no robot.

    February 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  126. Torsty

    Maybe. Our technology is rapidly increasing. Someday in the future, it might happen. But technology is taking over our world. Robots might take over!

    February 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  127. phillip

    The Machine is Smarter than a human and always will be to the end of time itself period.

    February 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  128. Taylor

    Humans will be smarter because they make the computers and put all the information on the computer and internet so humans are smarter overal !!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  129. Patience

    I dont think that a computer is as smart as people; although some people arn't as smart as other they can still be as smart as a computer just in diffrent ways.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  130. Autumn

    No, because humans are always learning. And we have a sence not just a program.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
  131. carnan

    The computer is controlled by human for this reason if people do want shut it up the computer is not different from the othe r electric applicants.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
  132. Shawn

    I am divided on this issue. On the one hand, I do think that computers and technology will eventually become smarter than humans. Every year the computers get larger memories and faster processors. Humans, on the other hand, have an unknown amount of memory; and according to scientists, humans only use about 10% of their actual brainpower. If we were to create a device that helps us unlock our brainpower, than who knows what we could possibly do. There is one major difference, humans have emotions and emotions change the way we think. That is something that computers don’t have!

    February 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  133. George

    I believe that if a computer is made smart enough it can over power a human brain any day even if it 32 degrees below

    February 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  134. Katie

    Well I think that a person is smarter. Beacause a computer is as just as smart as a regular person.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  135. Marcus

    I dont think so because we make them so i dont know maybe. i hope they dont get smarter then us cause that will be scary.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
  136. tyler

    i think that a computer is smarter then a human. the computer can look stuff up but a human cant when they are playing jeopardy. i wouldn't want to play against a computer.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  137. Elias

    I think that humans are smarter than computers if they have the ability to. I think this because computers can't detect emotions like humans can. Computers are kind of like calculators, you ask them something and they just give you an answer.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  138. robert

    I think that it is not fair for a computer to play on a game show. it will make it where the other people will have a slim chance of beating the computer. i think this because the computer has the world wide web so it does have a really good chance to win.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  139. Rutta

    A computer might be able to be smarter then a human.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  140. sean

    computers and humans can be smarter

    February 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  141. Chauncey

    I don't think that a computer can ever be as smart as a human, the reason why is that a humans brain is an endless world, the brain of a computer is limited to only facts and calculations. Basically a brain is endless and computers are not.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  142. Walter

    Well it depends how smart that person is. And a computer could be smarter because they have everything all ready built in to them as humans don't we have to learn those kind of things and be able to remember them.As a Computer it may have a couple malfunctions and thats probably it.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  143. Sean

    I think that the super computer that IBM has created is a major improvement to modern technology. Creating the ability for a machine to understand human speech and to retain information that it is given, is a huge motivation for many people, including myself.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  144. JaclynMarie

    I personally, do not feel as though computers will be as intellegent as a human being simply because they are programmed with a certain amount of information. While human beings are able to learn a vast amount of information on a daily basis.

    February 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  145. Marjanna

    I think computers and humans can be sort of equally intellegent. Humans can do math problems; so can computers. But humans are the ones with emotions and real brains, not artificial ones. And humans are the ones creating and programing these computers. You have to be smart to make something that's smarter than you.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  146. Jaybob

    I feel that computers do not have a advantage over humans. This being because we have the ability to see patterns such as constellations. The stars that make up these man made concepts are billions of light-years apart, yet we can look up into the heavens and allow our minds to group them into patterns. We can use this ability to recognize the faces of other humans and objects. Although cameras have the ability to capture the facial expressions of someone, they are unable to depict through the different emotions. However I feel as if computers will never be able to equal up to a human’s intelligence. We can continue to learn throughout our lives and never stop developing our minds by our own self discipline. Unlike computers who will always require human intervention. When it comes to competing against such a advanced piece of technology mankind will always be a step ahead.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  147. Harris

    Even though humans created computers, I think they have the potential to exceed our knowledge over time.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  148. Omer

    I think computers can be smart but they could never be smarter than a human because humans learn everyday and computers just get updated or fixed once in a while. Also people created computers so people are the ones who are actually smart, and everything on a computer is from people.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  149. lior

    i dont think computers can be smater the humans because who crated the computer to start with , people did. Everything people know is put in to websites that people make. If u think about it this way without people computers never would have exsisted.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  150. julian

    yes and in the near future. people used to think man would never fly but that theroy was broke. soon the coputers will in allways better than us. i am not saying in the next 10 years but maybe in my life time.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  151. Suzannah

    Computers can only be as smart as the person who programs them, so computer will never be smarter then humans. Computers may be smarter them most humans, but at least one or more people must be at least as smart.
    Also, computers can not think, so them are not smart. Just programed very well.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  152. Matthew

    All computers will be just as smart as humans because we make build and program a computer so that means a comupter will never be smater than a human

    February 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  153. Ben

    I think that computer will never be as smart as man. they have glitches, and will probably never learn like the human brain

    February 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  154. jeremey

    a computar can be smarter then a person it just needs people to put all the information in it. this is not smart though because this will lead to giving the computars the power to have independant thought without a command which will lead to a destruction of mankind.

    February 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  155. Siviah

    Computers are the culmination of human knowledge. Without humans computers would be nothing they will not exist.

    February 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  156. Katie

    Computers are only as smart as the people that make them

    February 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  157. Cassie

    I think that someday computers could be smarter than us. But i don't think they could be now. Of course, I believe anything possilble. But it's not likely.

    February 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  158. Dalyn

    I think that it could never happen. The computer might know a lot of things but we will always be smarter.Like in the old days they didn't have technology and they just learned by using their brain.

    February 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  159. dalton

    i think that computers are already smarter than us because you have to learn while computers get progammed with information

    February 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  160. Johnathan!

    Humans are smarter. Even though the computer is smart, humans made it and programmed it.

    February 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  161. Edianne

    Putting computers on Jeopardy isn't fair computers think faster than i can blink computers are smarter because of it

    February 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  162. Marisa

    If the robot is only programed by one person, they aren't any smarter than us . . . especially if the person who programed it isn't very smart! Because then it won't learn anytihng. But if it can learn new things, then it would be the greatest mind ever. Ot even if it is programed by many peope, and can be reprogramed/ updated over and over so it is accurate. Even if it wasn't a super genius, it still could also remember things much much better, and be able to think of them faster in jeopardy for example. So overall, robots probably are smarter than humans. 😦 But still, they can't do things or show emotions like humans can. Humans have much more power than extremely smart things anyways.

    February 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  163. Megan

    I think that the computer and the humans are equally as smart, but I don't think that it is fair because Watson can process the information much more quickly than the humans, therefore he can ring the buzzer instantly and they can't.

    February 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  164. Gloria

    well i think that we are smarter than computers because we built them and guess what... all the information the computers have they got it from us.

    February 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  165. Jacob

    I believe that computers are becomeing more advanced and or maybe smarter they are doing more work than some people.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  166. Davis

    I believe that neither man or machine will ever truly posses more knowledge over the other. Humans can continue to learn throughout life, whereas once a human stops programming the computer with our knowledge, it stops learning. The computer is also full of information that humans have discovered, which gives humans the background on every subject that is programmed into the computer.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
  167. Cecille

    I think both computers and human can be smart because computers can have more information but humans can learn the information too.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  168. charlie

    I think that aperson will always be smarter because watson made silly mistakes.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  169. Savannah

    I don't think a computer could be smarter than a human because humans are always learning new things and technology is taking over our world. And humans put stuff on the web that may not be true so for there, humans are smarter.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  170. Robby

    I hope the computer stays on the show the whole time.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  171. Joel

    I think that computers are already smarter then us,for example the Internet,it has just about everything on the web.However,a computer's memory is much more advanced,compared to our memories.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  172. Tristen

    I think that a computer is smarter cause they can be set on google or something............Humans are smart to though.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  173. Caleb

    I think computers is smater in some ways and humanes are also smarter in some ways.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  174. matthew

    i honestly think that humans are smarter because we have to program the robots occupation into its system and all the robot does is just what we tell it to.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  175. Luke

    Watson is the smartest computer ever. It has a $25,000 lead on Jeopardy. Although Watson has more knowledge than a single person, there is more knowledge in the human population than in Watson. However, Deep Blue, which defeated the world chess champ in 1997, is smarter in terms of chess than the human population.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  176. Mishelle

    Humans. How else would computers get their information? Computers can't think on their own. We do it for them.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  177. Allen

    A human being is smarter because we are the ones who created the computers. Computers are not smart They are machines which do exactly what they are told to do and nothing more

    February 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  178. Nathan

    Machines, or computers, only know what was programed into their hard drive. They can and won't ever learn and they most definetly aren't resourceful. If you program a computer to bake a cake it will bake a cake and not built a house. Humans, on the other hand, can learn, and will forget. When I take a test, a completely wrong answer may pop up in my mind, but if a computer were to take a test, the only answer he could recall would be the right one. Humans are prone to error, computers have restrictions. But humans are much more important then computers! Don't underestimate yourself, and don't overestimate computers.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  179. Katherine

    I've heard about WATSON on the science show, NOVA. From what I heard, I believe it's possible for a him that complex to outsmart a human, but even so he may never completely match up to the human brain.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  180. Claudio

    I think that humans are smarter because we store up a bunch of things in our brain, and most of it, is put on the computer, but its not all what we know.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  181. Kylee

    No, humans are not smarter then computers think about all the great stuff that computers and machines do for our country.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
  182. Nathan

    I don't think so. I think the human brain is too complex to be matched by a machine.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  183. cassidy

    A computer and a person are very different. Computers can be smarter but more ignorant at the same time because they contain information but cannot do anything with it. People are the same, but they arent meant for each other's duties. Even if a computer were as intelligant, could it feel emotions like we do? Would it be controllable the same way? If technology improved that much, would it really be healthy to replace humans with computers?

    February 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  184. Treva

    I think that having (Man vs. Machine) is a great idea because we can see how people can work with machines.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  185. Rachel

    NO, Machine are not smarter than people because machine only drives you around,and makes cars. But man do a lot more

    February 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  186. Carson

    I think that humans will always be smarter because we are always learning and because the computer is only as "smart" as its user.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  187. lucas

    if i was a coputer then i would know but i think that both are smar

    February 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
  188. Brie

    I think that the computer will win because a computer is a lot smarter and a lot faster.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
  189. Mackenzie

    I believe computers will someday be the geniuses of our world. I think this because they have an unlimited memory. All you need to do is add another chip, a piece that is really small, and it will be able to retain more and more knowledge.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  190. Darrien

    I think we seeing as we make the technology we would be smarter because most the time we make it tell what it tells.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
  191. Penelope

    It depends on the definition of "smarter." Computers can probably hold a lot more information than humans can, but then again every time we learn something new, the computer has to be updated by a human to retain the information. Humans did make computers, in the first place, so I guess that that means we are "smarter" than them.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
  192. Gilly

    I think that a human and a computer have the same "brain" becuase computers are created by humans so how can a computer be smarter?

    February 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  193. Henrietta

    These days tons of movies always come out about some all-knowing robot that takes over, because it became smarter than the humans running it. I think that that is totally ridiculous, and if that has ever happened, the incident is being well-concealed. I think that humans will always be smarter, because they can experience feelings and learn new things; computers, I believe, will never be able to do that.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  194. Penelope

    It depends on the definition of "smarter." Computers can probably hold a lot more information than humans can, but we when we learn new things, we have to update them and program them; they couldn't do that on their own. I think that humans will always be "smarter" than robots, because of our knowledge and learning skills, our desire to know more and discover the unknown, and, most of all, our ability to have feelings and to love.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
  195. Violet

    These days tons of movies always come out about some all-knowing robot that takes over, because it became smarter than the humans running it. I think that that is totally ridiculous, and if that has ever happened, the incident is being well-concealed. I think that humans will always be smarter, because they can experience feelings and learn new things; computers, I believe, will never be able to do that.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  196. Lauren

    i dont think computers are as smart as people but they do come close. people can be smart but at least computers dont do bad things to themselves.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  197. Katherine

    Yes, I do beleive the computer would win, but only because tons and tons of college teachers have probably inserted all of their knowledge into it's sysetm. It would be like 10 high school students against a little kindergartener. I think that"s unfair.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  198. Will

    In the 1870s, we had telegraphs and basic telephones. In the 1970s, we had early computers, TVs, and common landline phones. Now we have super computers- it just shows how much technology can improve in a short period of time.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  199. Bob

    I think a computer can be as smart as a human because humans search things they don't know on a computer and computers have everything. So yes a computer can be as smart as a person.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  200. Molly

    Yes there is definitely a possibility but to what extent? I mean they could have more knowlage never have a soul or real feelings, other than the ones programed...

    February 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  201. Tiana

    A human being is smarter because we are the ones who created/invented the computer.
    Computers aren't "smart." They are machines which do exactly what they are told to do and nothing more.
    I don't think that your answer has enough of an explanation. What if I were to say that humans are stronger than bulldozers because we created them?

    February 16, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  202. Jessica

    i think a computer can never be as smart as a human because the human can do science experiments about things like how to cure cancer but the computer cannot it can only know what the human types or adds on to it.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  203. Mikkayla

    I personally think that the machine would win. It does depend on how its programmed and who programmed it though. Humans have it harder because they have to search through what they have learned or memorized to come up with an answer. I think its kind of scary though that machines are becoming more involved. Its make me wonder in the future what role will they play in our lives if they are already playing jeopardy with us.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  204. Alicia

    I think that depends on the person and how much they know because you dont know the computer might be smarter than most people, but it might depend on how much the computer know.It all depends on how you think.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  205. Andrew

    Wow, that's almost all I can say. The machine by being smarter than a human would be amazing. It would show how humans can build such amazing things that can hear and respond in a human voice and not some electronic one that is hard to understand.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm |
  206. Alicia

    I think that depends on the person and how much they know because you dont know the computer might be smarter than most people, but it might depend on how much the computer knows.It all depends on how you think

    February 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  207. Symone

    I think the computer is smarter because they have access to everything that people across the world put on the internet.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  208. Gunner

    It depends if the computer is updated enough. A person could be smarter.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  209. adolfo

    i think a human is smarter , we just have a slower reaction time compared to a computer!

    February 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
  210. Alyssa

    I think that the compter on the show wasn't the best idea. I get they want to expand their horizons and try new things but the game shows will be ruined if a computer knows everything. That' s what makes those shows so great, they allow you to not only guess along with the people competiting but also see what they know.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
  211. Natasha

    I really hope we do not advance our technology of today to be smarter than us, but has that really started? True, if you are just a young child, but an adult? I don't think so, for most adults. I hope it will not come to this in the future.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  212. Colleen

    Robots can only be as smart as its creator so then it really doesn't matter who plays, robot or human, because it was a human who created the robot. The robot has the knowledge of a human so he robot and human have a fair chance of winning.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  213. Brandon

    I think eventully computers will be smarter than humans. Computers everyday are getting better and better.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  214. Jaelon

    Computers are much smarter than mankind. The information of what we post like about Harriet Tubman or other information on the internet the computer knows learning more facts in an average day than humans.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  215. Tyler

    No i think that computers are as smart as us because we created them. We were the ones that made them do what they are supposed to do. We increased our technology buy creating them so i think that computers are as smart as us.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
  216. austin

    I think that the computers are very good at storing info. but I dont think that they can learn as good. And there are different types of info. like sight, sound, literature, all kinds of stuff. There has to be a way to filter out the junk. even the biggest mind of a computer gets clogged if there is too much information.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  217. Braeden

    I think that if the computer had the tech it could get smarter then a human i just depends on how they use it and again how much of tech and such that they put into making it.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  218. Jacob

    A machine could never be as smart as a human brain. A human had to create the computer so therefore it couldnt be smarter than its creator.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  219. Hadley

    A computer can be smart, but it only has information added. It isn't a matter of learning, just knowing. Unlike computers, people have feelings and emotions and can understand them, relate to them. Computers just have information.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  220. Zack

    I think that if the computer had the tech it could get smarter then a human but it can only be as smart as the person that made it so then it could not be smarter but if Albert Einstein made it and tested it on some else then yes it could be smarter then.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  221. Josh

    the Machines make the human as a fool to get the answer right question then the human. the computer make crazy bet in for the double dare the favorite number is the 7 in the price range

    February 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  222. Carlo

    A computer can never be as smart as a human. God made us smart, but he didn't do computers smart...

    February 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  223. Madison

    i think that computers can not be smarter than a human because computers are filled with human intelligence and can not develop without us.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  224. Christina

    I think the computer would be able to beat the person with no problem. Computers can be way smarter than people and hold more information than a human brain.

    February 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  225. Brill

    Yeah, computers sometimes look smarter than humans.
    But they have their limits.
    Not everything in this world goes as we think it should be. Our world is not math. Sometimes, there is things that it can never be explained logically by facts. And computers can't never get out of thier knowledge of facts and think new like humans.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
  226. Ethan

    No, I do not think that computers can be smarter than humans. They may be able to run more things and do more things at once but can never be smarter than humans. After all, we are the ones who invented them...

    February 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm |
  227. Reagan

    I think that as smart as a computer can seem, humans in general are smarter because it was humans, not computers, who created Watson. It is really cool that a computer can talk, though, and is probably the best example of how much technology is evolving every day. It also shows the potential of technology in the future, near and far.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
  228. Lindsey

    I don't think computers are smarter then us [yet] Computers are only as smart as we are because we program them. The computer on "Jepordy!" searches all of its files, that man have programed into it, to find the right answer. Maybe sometime in the future machine can "out smart" man, but for now computers run on a man made network.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  229. tori

    i think the machine will win. most people are not as fast or as smart as a computer. and that is because of all the thinges on the inernet.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  230. sharmaine

    I think that computers can smarter than humans.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  231. Chloe

    Well, a machine can store more information in its logs and databases. It can compute mechanically and it has access to its own little internet at any time. So yes, I think a machine could be smarter than a human, in the theoretical sense. But always remember that human are the ones that invented machines and gave them all their artificial intelligence. And humans have real life experiences instead of programmed data.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
  232. tori

    GOOOOOOOO COMPUTERSSSSSSSSS!!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
  233. Nell

    I think that a human would be smarter because everything the human brain can think and do cannot be exactly duplicated to be in a robot. Also if someone were to ask it what it felt like to think like a human, it would have no feelings.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  234. Shayna

    I think that a computer definitely can be as smart as or smarter than a human BUT, a computer doesn't feel emotions(like right or wrong) which would greatly influence a humans descion.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
  235. Savanah

    A computer can never be smarter than it's creator, or, as Jesus put it, "No servant is greater than his master"

    February 16, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  236. Joey

    I think a human would win because the humans know the most latest stuff so I think the human will win.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
  237. Kentrell

    Well I don't really like the fact that they added a computer to jeopardy,but the computer can't be smarter than a human because we learn new knowledge everyday.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
  238. Sean

    I think it adds a little more challenge but in turn Makes the game not as fun to watch.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  239. Sean

    IN a way we are trying to keep up with stuff like this but we still have a long way to go

    February 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  240. Ann

    No, because humans are continually learning, and besides robots can't learn about music, art, or even sarcasm because they don't have feelings.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  241. Taylor

    I think humans are smarter but one day maybe a machine will be smarter.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  242. Shekinah

    Well I think maybe computers are kind of smarter beacause technology is getting more higher in knowledge but we as humans can use our own sense of knowledge as well

    well spoken don't cha think

    February 16, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  243. Sara

    I think...no. Computers will never be able to be as smart as humans. Yes, it is true that humans are the ones that build the computers, but computers will never have the cunning or the cleverness of an average ordinary human. Neither can it think super fast, or -maybe- be able to work out a math problem right in front of you. It would be pretty amazing if ONE day a computer will be smarter than a human. 🙂

    February 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  244. Anonymous

    Technology needs limits. If we make computers smarter than we are then how could we control it? As we give them more control over almost every process on the planet, they could shut down our entire lives. Playing jeapardy with us is fine but eventually we'll give them too much control. When most of us cannot beat them at jeapardy then how will we continue to control them as they become smarter than us? Humans are only the dominant species on Earth as long as we are the smartest. Once something is smarter than we are, there will be a new world and humans will no longer be a major part of it.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
  245. Elena

    Computers hold a lot more information. They know answers to certain qeustions that an average person would know. Or, the computers might be programmed to have correct answers.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
  246. Hannah

    I think the computer is smarter but, we could be smarter if we used more of our brain.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  247. Nate

    A human will always be smarter because computers can onl be as smart as we make them!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
  248. anna

    The computer is smarter, no duh

    February 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
  249. AARON

    i think that eventually there will be a computer that is smarter than all of the people in the world

    February 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
  250. Emma

    Well obviously humans. Because we had to have been pretty smart to invent computers in the first place. BUT I do think that computers have now passed us up on the smart-chart. But humans WERE smarter first.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
  251. Anna

    Emma you are right. And humans WERE smarter until computers came along. Good bye.

    February 16, 2011 at 11:30 pm |
  252. Peter

    I think the computer will be smarter because it has all the information it needs, but I wounder what will happen if there is a virus on the computer......

    February 17, 2011 at 12:05 am |
  253. carash

    if you are not genius, computer is already over your brain.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:31 am |
  254. Skye

    I think humans are smarter than machines because machines are made by humans and humans put information in the machines.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:17 am |
  255. Kiyana

    A computer cant be smarter than us. But can be a teacher.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:20 am |
  256. peeton

    i think the computer is smarter but it has to be programed when a human can remember it

    February 17, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  257. rosie

    computers are smarter than any person in the world. and plus how did we get this knowledge? we got all this knowledge from the computer. it would be awsome if someone is smarter than the computer!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 9:03 am |
  258. Mikayla

    I think that machines won't ever become smarter than humans because you need smart people to make smart robots. Only way to create an even smarter robot is by having smarter humans. If someone in the future creates a robot to do his science work than there better be no problems. Like the quote says, " The best way to get something done is to do it yourself."

    February 17, 2011 at 9:26 am |
  259. Justin

    No, a computer can never be as smart as a human. The human gives orders to the computer.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:34 am |
  260. Anthony

    Machines are not smart but we can make a machine that will be smarter then us, then might just kill us all? :{

    February 17, 2011 at 9:43 am |
  261. Isaac

    COMPUTERS ARE DEFINETLY SMARTER! If a computer wasn't smarter then a human then why do we as humans rely on computer technology so heavily day in and day out?

    February 17, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  262. Tim

    I think the computor will win because it can do a lot more it might not be able to show emotions but overall it will be smarter..

    February 17, 2011 at 9:50 am |
  263. Alexis

    A computer is as smart as a human. But a computer doesn't have enough feelings that humans have so that we can have fun. They just use what they were built to do.

    🙂

    February 17, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  264. Jacob

    I think they should end the debate

    February 17, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  265. Kayla

    i don't care if the computer or humans are smarter.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  266. Emily

    machines can only do what there programmed to. it is almost impossible for a machine to do something there there not told to do unless there PROGRAMED to have a free will.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  267. Lauren

    I think a human is smarter since it has opinions and feelings and can speak for itself. We also learn things that a computer might not be able to do like read and write.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  268. Kyeisha

    I think that know matter how long they work humans will be smater

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  269. David

    The Human is smarter than the computer because they program it to what it does and can not think or show the feelings needed to understand a Poem

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  270. Daisy

    It can over power humans

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  271. Hunter

    computers know lots of things but a computers don't have emotions so they can't nervous like us when everyone is watching

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  272. Mia

    I think that computer will never be as smart as a human since computer do not know everthing. Like if a scienctist found out something a person would put it on the computer the computer does not just know it. People put everything on the computer and it does not put it on by itself.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  273. Andrew

    I think that computers are smarter than humans, but they don't have emotions or feelings like humans. Plus they can't write or type stuff by themselves.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  274. Jessica

    I think a computer can be as smart as a human, but computers have no emotions like we do, but the computer is probably being controlled by a human.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  275. Zoe

    Computers are very smart, but not as smart as us. We are able to feel, laugh, eat, hear, and so many more, unlike a computer.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:53 am |
  276. Damonica

    I think a competition between a machine or human i think a machine will win. I think that a computer is smarter then a human because it haves and knows everything and humans don't.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:53 am |
  277. Chanel

    I watch Jepordy every night with my grandparents and it looks very nerve racking. Having a computer on Jepordy seems like a cheat because it has no feelings, emotions and it follows what it is told to do not what they have been taught. I really dont think they should have a computer competing with humans!

    February 17, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  278. Ashley

    I thinks a person because didn't people but all the answer and research on the computer so that means most people are smarter.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  279. alex

    I think computers are not smater than humans because they can't think for themselves

    February 17, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  280. Daikysha

    I think a computer can not ever be as smart as a human, because humans go to school and get an education and a computer gets there information from all kinds of people and websites which can be true or false.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  281. rhodes

    i tkink it depends on the person alot and ho much m they know about the computer because they might not be as smart as it. it might depend on how much the computer knows and it needs to know how you think.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  282. Josh

    A computer cant think or do something like a human can. Humans are so much smarter than computers.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  283. Jacob

    I think that compurters are smarter but humans can do more stuff than a computer can

    February 17, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  284. austin

    i think that computer and humans are pretty much the same but the humam is really smater than then the computer because the human brain is faster will when a coumputer even on high preformance is still slower

    February 17, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  285. Emily

    I think that computeres arent actually smart , they are robotic . Humans are smart too because computers have programs to think. And without that stuff , their wouldnt be a point for a computer .

    February 17, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  286. Jasper

    I think humans are smarter because they can prove their facts and the computer isn't 100% sure.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  287. Hannah

    I think that computers are not actually smart, but they are more robotic. They use percentages and need to be programed. I guess I would say that computers are only as smart as their programmers. Humans will always be superior to compuiters because without humans, computers would never be manufactured. Computers cannot make themselves out of metal and curcuit boards, only humans can make computers out of metal and curcuit boards.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  288. Ashley

    human! 😀

    February 17, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  289. estefania

    i do not think that computers are smarter than but they come close
    sure computers can do math Quickley and find answers but humans know the emotion in a story and we think for our selfs while computers only know this stuff because it was programed in them

    February 17, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  290. Laura

    i think the the people are smarter cause people made the computer and put the information on the computer!!

    February 17, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  291. Randall

    It depends computers might khow diffrent deffinitions then humans maybe they khow a old deffinition and we khow the khew one so i guess it really depends what the question and who the person is

    February 17, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  292. Alyssa

    I think that a computer can never be as smart as a human , we find out how to cure diaseases and we can do expirements to discover new things . A computer might have the answers to alot of things , but not all of them .

    February 17, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  293. ashley

    I think it depends on the person and how much they know because some people can be as smart or smarter.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  294. Cody

    Yes, I think a computer will be as smart or even beyond as smart because the more we grow the more the technologey get's smsarter &smarter and better & better.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  295. Savannah

    I think that a computer would be smater than a person because you can search a question and the answer pops up in a second,you would have to think more so it would take you longer.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  296. Kyle

    I think humans and watson are the same (smart wise) something goes wrong with computers and human sometimes.No body/no thing. is perfect

    February 17, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  297. Katherine

    Ya, computers are smart but they will never be able to have their own emotions or have their own life! Humans are superior beings with their own emotions and senses, the not programed with brains, they have to learn from actual experiances. Humans are better all the way!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  298. Isaac

    I think it could be equal because all the information that the computer is fed comes from a human being. I think it all depends on how intellegent the person is because like i said computers are all programmed by man.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  299. landon

    I think that humans are smarter than computers because we were the ones who invented computers so without us computers wouldn't exsist. So we must be smarter because we programed them we gave them the knowledge.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  300. Jerran

    Considering that man makes the computers I would think that man would be smarter than the computers,plus computers have no common sense to solve some questions where it is needed.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  301. parker

    i dont think we should trust robots

    February 17, 2011 at 10:10 am |
  302. bill

    the human brain can never be matched with a machine I think

    February 17, 2011 at 10:16 am |
  303. Sonia

    Compared to computer, human is definately in memorizing things. In this case, human seems to have fewer chances to win the competition. It dosen't mean that computer is smarter than human, Computer is lack of creativity and ability to invent new stuff.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:38 am |
  304. Sonia

    Compared to computer, human is definately weaker in memorizing things. In this case, human seems to have fewer chances to win the competition. It dosen't mean that computer is smarter than human, Computer is lack of creativity and ability to invent new stuff.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  305. Trai

    I think a computer can be as smart if not smarter than a human because computers can understand voice command with no problem and i think that is amazing if they can do that now wait for 10 years see what they can do.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  306. Donte

    No, because the computer does not know everything there is to know. Humans have to design the computer, so they might be smarter. The scientist is much smarter than a computer.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  307. Terrell

    No, computers are not as smart as humans because they take a long time to load. Computers also get glitches.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  308. Alex

    Yes, because computers know every site and everything.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  309. Tyleete

    I don't think computers would be better or smarter. Though I think that computers would over run people.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  310. Kailey

    I think that is amazing...someone invinted a machine that could possibly be smarter than a human....cool 😀

    February 17, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  311. reed

    i say even though a computer can work it out faster they are not smater than humans because the were made by them so in my opinion we are equal

    February 17, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  312. Madison

    Computers can be as smart as humans since they are full of websites with all kinds of information. But humans will still know a bit more.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  313. Gabe

    A computer has no match against a person because, in order for a computer to do stuff it needs someone making it do what it does. Even though it knows all the stuff it knows it still needs someone to get to that website for it. So people are smarter than computers.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  314. Cailey

    A machine being smater than a human would be life changing. It would show how humans can build such fenominale things.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  315. phillip

    It depends beacause you can program a computer to be dum or smart

    February 17, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  316. stephanie

    i say yes because the computer can as smart as a human or be smarter then a human.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  317. Parker

    I dont think that computers can be smarte or as smart as humans.Becuase the computers are givien their imformation by humans.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  318. Madyson

    No because a computer can only do what you tell it to do it cant search the anser unless someone tells it to. But I think it would be pretty cool if it could.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  319. clark

    i think it is a little unfair for the humans. The computer can look up all of the awnsers when we have to remember them. I dont think computers can ever be as smart because we have to program them. Without us they wouldn' be able to exist.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:00 am |
  320. Alex

    A computer can't necessarily be "smarter" because you need to program it. A computer does what you tell it to do, not what it wants.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:00 am |
  321. Matthew

    It depends on the knowledge. if its information than computer could easily be better than humans i mean just think of a calculator, but if its an emotional knowledge such as AI than machines or computers will always be dull and bleak.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:00 am |
  322. Alex

    i say yes it can be smarter then a humen

    February 17, 2011 at 11:01 am |
  323. Ben

    I think that sometimes humans are smarter and sometimes computers are smarter

    February 17, 2011 at 11:01 am |
  324. Leslly

    I kind of think a computer is not as smart as a human because the humans are the ones who created the computer and the humans put the information so I think humans are smarter! 🙂

    February 17, 2011 at 11:01 am |
  325. Anonymous

    i think that computors are already smarter than humans . computors teach us new things and since its teaching us stuff and we cannot teach a computor i think computors are smarter .

    February 17, 2011 at 11:01 am |
  326. pam

    I rely do not think that a machen coled be smater then a humen becaues we coldent put that much noleg.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:02 am |
  327. porter

    i think the humans are smarter are way smarter then computers because who thought of the machine a human did!

    February 17, 2011 at 11:02 am |
  328. Taylor

    I think that the computer probably will be smarter but one of his aponits was on Jeopardy for 6 Months!!! So I think that if one of the other guys gets a chance that they'll win.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  329. Tori

    I think that the human mind is the same as a computer mind because man made the computer and put the same amount of knowledge that the human mind has on to the computer.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  330. Jayven

    I think that a computer will not be smarter than a human because if the human made the computer and put things on it than it cant out smart a human.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  331. carson

    well i think that they should only let real humans play games like that beacause it is no fun playing against a computer!!! because it is going to be hard.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  332. Miryam

    I think that humans are smarter because we are the ones that make the computers. Well actually they make it but I just use it. But then Computers if you think about it is smarter than SOME people because just like me we dont know whats going one in the moniters.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  333. Raul

    I think that a human is smarter because humans made the computer

    February 17, 2011 at 11:04 am |
  334. Jordan :)

    ok so yea computers are smart, they help us with homework, they let us look at music but how many times has your computer IMed you "im smarter"? how many times have you screamed "oh my gosh wat is wrong with this computer" when it does something you dont want it to? no computer is smarter! WE ARE THE CREATORS OF THEM duh they arent smarter

    February 17, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  335. robot

    In the future robots will have an inntelectual capasity to match a rocket scientest and would be able to drive hover cars

    February 17, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  336. austin

    i think having a robot to play game shows is awsome because if they can do that just think about what could happen in the future. think about it everyone could have a robot helper. 🙂

    February 17, 2011 at 11:22 am |
  337. foday

    I think humans are smarter because we can fix our mistakes and they can't

    February 17, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  338. danielle

    I still think a human is smarter than a computer because if you didn't know, a human is the one who created the computer.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  339. Olivia

    I think a human is smarter cause whoever made the computer is a human n whatever that's on the internet was made by human hands or something to do with a human .

    February 17, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  340. cierra

    Well, if you ask me i think humans are smarter. I mean really who made the computers. That's right humans made them, computers didn't make use.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  341. Kameron

    I think a computer is not smarter than a human being beacause a computer can not see what you are doing so you got to tell it what your doing.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:28 am |
  342. Javier

    My opinion about who or what is smarter is a computer could be really smart. But it doesn't have no personal opinions and have you thought that we humans invented the computer. Also a computer could have errors like when you type.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  343. Maddie

    I think humans if a human made the computer t hen they are smarter than the computer.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  344. Nikki

    Computers have people add in knowledge to them so they can be a little smarter than a human.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  345. Jacob

    I think humans are smarter because we are the ones who are making computers but we could be like the same and a computer might know something that we don't know and we could know something that the computer does not know.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  346. Krisynthia

    I think a human is smarter then a computer because people put information in the computer and in the game Watson still got some wrong.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:30 am |
  347. alexus

    i think a man is smarter because a man does not just give you the answers and a man writes it out.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:31 am |
  348. Hailey

    Who is smarter a computer or a person well i think a person is smarter because computers can make mistakes.But also a person can make a mistake because some people don't no every thing in the world.Also computers can make spelling mistakes.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:32 am |
  349. damien

    i think computers are smarter than humans cause they have more teachnolgy

    February 17, 2011 at 11:32 am |
  350. Jonathan

    Technology was invented bye humans. If we are the ones inventing all this technology i would say that human body is smarter. We are the ones finding all this knowledge and we could be the ones with the big brains.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  351. Nicole

    I, personally think that a person is smarter than a computer, because a computer gets all the information from a person. I also think the computer can cheat, because it has a better memory than us humans.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  352. Erika

    I think that people are smarter than machines because the internet can be wrong and people know much more then looking it up on the computer. If everyone counted on the computer to do their work for them they won't learn nothing. that is why I think people are smarter then the computer.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  353. Kassandra

    I would pick humans because humans are the ones who made the computer in the first place.Humans have more thought than computers. Computers can not teach children like teachers.People our the ones who program it.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  354. Amber

    i think human will always be smarter!!!!! i do becasue we know whatz the right thing to do and make good decisions. robots dont they are computerized so they can never be like us!

    February 17, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  355. Ryan

    I think Watson will lose against the humans.The guy who won Jeopardy before should win Watson because Watson makes mistakes,too.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  356. sarah

    I think human is smarter then a computer because we make mistakes and you don't know if the computer is right or and people made a computer not computer made human

    February 17, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  357. Jaime

    I think the humon body is smarter than the computer.I think the humon body is smarter because we were the ones who invented a computer so i think that a computer is not smarter because if a computer is smarter than that means that a computer invented a humon body.A humon body is smarter than a computer because a computer can't know when somebody or something is doing something.So Carl Azuz i already anwsered your question and i wrote it

    February 17, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  358. nick

    a computer cant be smarter than people because even though there are a lot of websites but humans put the sites up and computers are just like a brain that every one can use and give info

    February 17, 2011 at 11:50 am |
  359. Ray

    Watson may be more intelligent than the designer, because he can read websites the designer may not have, but someone had to have written those websites so someone always knows what he knows. Also Watson cannot guess or discover something not already written online. Plus Watson does not have common sense, and something else, he could read false information on a website. I think it is ironic that this is happening on a computer right now! a discussion about computers on a computer!

    February 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  360. Levi

    I think That a computer will never be as smart as a human because humans can interact with things and think on our own.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
  361. Trevor

    A computer will never be smarter then a human becuase humans programed them and all the information on the internet humans put on there

    February 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  362. Jason

    I don't think a computer can ever be smarter than a human. They can't think outside of the box and they need data to laern unlike humans we can learn on our own. And computers have errors and other problems.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  363. Cole

    People puts the knowlege on the computers.with out humans their would be no computers any way.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  364. Ashlynne

    I think that computers will eventually be smarter than humans. There's been so much progress with todays technology that we can go nowhere but up.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  365. Jared

    Ya I think a computer can be smarter than a human because it has the internet to look to.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  366. Josh

    I dont think that a computer can ever be as smart as a human even though it can certainly come close!

    February 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  367. Madeline

    i think its possible for i computer to be smarter than a human. but that would be a little weird.and its people who put the information on the computer in the first place. so the people would have to be smart too.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  368. Oxana

    I think a computer can be as smart a human because it's almost like a persons brain thats what I think.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  369. Sarah

    I think that eventually a computer may be able to overcome human knowledge. At the point technology is in now, that day may be soon, but for now, a human is smarter.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  370. Sarah

    I think that eventually a computer may be able to overcome human knowledge. At the point technology is in now, that day may be soon, but for now, a human is smarter.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  371. Chad

    I think we can be as smart as a machine because all machines arent as smart as you think they are.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  372. DJ

    I think a machine could be as smart as a human but we are years away from that kind of AI (Artificial Intelegence) unit.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  373. Abby

    I think its a great way to show haw smart a person really is .It shows a great way to learn things even if you are going against a computer that knows all the answers ! My mom watches it and it shows me how smart these people can actually be .

    February 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  374. Emily

    I think that a computer can only be as smart as the person that owns it or designs it. I actually think that there would be a lot more news, stories, and articles about the computer if it was smater than the average person. Think about this, a computer with a screen, but nothing else can't solve things if it not programmed correctly. So I think that the person that designs the computer is the smart one here.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  375. william

    I think It's unfair for the humans because It is obvious that computers are smarter than humans because they run alot faster than any human.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  376. ivan

    i thank not compters are not smart because like some people can be smarter than compters like an example i n stian

    February 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  377. matthew

    i think a machine can out smart a humon. man has never really been smarter then a machine because humans get there information of off a machine .

    February 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  378. Tea

    No,Because computers don't learn every day like we do.
    Computers know only what they know.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  379. Sara

    Well I think that a computer can be as smart as a human because a computer can be installed with all the knowledge as a human. So there for I think that a computer can be as smart!

    February 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  380. Migue

    I think yes but only in some ways in knowledge but in thing that have to do with emotionvi think not. Because computers cant have emotion like if its happy it cant show that it is happy like a human would.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  381. Hunter

    I think that a human is better than a computer. A human made a compter he can only give the compter as much as he knows. On the other hand somone may know somthing diferant than the the man/woman that made the computer making it unfair.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  382. Ethan

    Of course a computer can think the something as a human and act as a human. The technology is called A.I which stands for Artificial Intelligence.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  383. santo

    I don't think computers will ever be smarter than humans; after all we create and program them. Also computers don't have emotion, they will never be able to think for themselves or express emotion with out some human programming a command or response of some type into them. Considering humans use a very small percentage of their brain power, I definitely think that we can compete with and beat computers

    February 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  384. Kaylee

    Humans ARE smarter..We just don't use our whole brain, only about 10%. But machines, although they can be programed to memorize a bunch of stuff, they can't always understand the way something is said.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  385. Mark

    I think that computers are smarter if they are programmed correctly. If they are not then humans are smarter.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  386. Sabrina

    I'm going to have to say no! A computer would never be as smart as some of us people. We actually use are heads, where as the computer doesn't. It has no feeling, so how could it ever loose. It would never get nervous or embaraced nothing.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  387. Katelyn

    It depends, of course, on what you mean by "smart." Yes, a computer can store a lot of information in itself, or posses a lot of "head knowledge." But is that really what determines intelligence? I think not. Computers will never be able to do things like write a comprehensive essay, read and understand the deeper meanings in a classic novel, or know what it wants to accomplish and then accomplish it. Computers are limited to what their humans program into them. They cannot think for themselves, and therefore, in my opinion, cannot be considered intelligent.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  388. edward

    Well, technically speaking, a computer COULD be smarter than a human. But it would have an unfair advantage on shows: it has no emotions or feelings. So, it couldn't be nervous about what's at stake.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  389. Samantha

    I think a computer can't be as smart as a human but can come pretty close because a computer is programed by humans so everything the person programing the computer knows the computer does to. Most of the time a computer is programed by more than one person so then it knows more.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  390. Chris

    Computers can't think but humans can, Computers are programed to be filled with all kinds of information!

    February 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  391. Kayla

    Computers cant be as smart as humans if they were created by humans. Computers have no brain of there own they need a human to properly function.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  392. Michael

    I think computers are smarter than humans. They are programed with knowledge far greater than a humans. But the aren't able to think for them selves. So they are able to store the knowledge so we can use it but they can't use it themselves.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  393. Araceli

    I don't think a computer could ever be smart as a humans head. Maybe in some stuff like helping you spell something that you got wrong when you're writing a reseach or something.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  394. isis

    A Computer Is Smarter Then Average Human.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  395. juan

    Lets face it the computers have become smarter a computer could found something easier and it would take a lot of time for a human we do not have the same memory .

    February 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  396. Jamie

    I don't think a computer can be smarter than a human. Maybe in some subjects were things don't change a lot yes, a computer might be. But lots of things change everyday and human study that to learn it and a computer can't be updated that quick. Plus, they can't read, write an article or an essay, or use their mind for everything because they only know what they are told, or meant to know.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  397. Alexis

    I am on the verge. I think that humans are the ones who put this information in them and the computers are taking the percentages that are not always right. Though when asked a question the computer can just quick type it in themselves and find the answer super quick that I believe the computer will probably not be wrong. Though sometimes they might. Look at this way. A calculator is kind of like a computer. You put in numbers and it adds, subtracts, etc.... for you. The calculator can answer really big numbers in seconds were we couldn't do that.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  398. patricio

    I think a computer is smart; but a computer is not smarter than a human, because humans created the computers and that kinda means that a human is smarter for there creation and learning.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  399. Samantha

    I think humans are smarter than computers because without humans, there would be no computers.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  400. Jovan

    I think that humans are smarter than computers by having the knowledge of creating the great technology of which we speak. Computers can't feel the spirit to keep on learning and trying hard to persevere every day.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  401. Madison

    I think that humans will always be smarter than computers because we have more knowledge in common sense and computers have more knowledge in tecnological things.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  402. Sharity

    Computers couldn't be as smart as us humans bucause no inventor can make a computer as smart as humans unless they put brain cells in the computer wich would be very different...

    February 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  403. Kassidy

    I think that there are things that we can program a computer to do that we never will be able to do ourselves. But on the other hand there are things that we could never program into computers. We could never program a computer to think for it's self. I think that there are things that computers can do that we can't and things that we can do and they can't. I think it depends on the situation.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  404. carmelo

    I think computers wil never be smarter the humans. I think that because computers do not have feelings like humans do..

    February 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  405. Seth

    we are smarter because we have emotions, and because computers only listen to their programming.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
  406. Christian

    I think that this is unfair as a computer has millions of files available to its access and it can not forget them so a supercomputer vs a normal person the computer is definitely going to win..

    February 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
  407. Tyler

    A computer can be smarter than a human because we rely on computer 90% of the time. How do you think we watch Cnn Student News Everyday?

    February 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
  408. Rachel

    Even though computers have lots of information, they cant read write or talk like a human can. And they dont have feelings, families, emotions or the ability to walk or run.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  409. Mary

    No, I computer can not be smarter than a person. And yes, they are filled with almost anything and everything you'd need to know, but it's human's that put the information in and created the computer in the first place.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  410. Carly

    A computer can never be a smart as a human because a human had to put the information on the computer or machine.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  411. Tianna

    yes a computer can be as smart as a human but i dont think they will ever be smarter than a human.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  412. Andrew

    I think humans are smarter because robots can't comprehend fealings.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  413. becca

    Computers an't smart the person does all the work on theme.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  414. Dillon

    I would hope not. Technological innovation is one thing, but when we waste our resources on building a computer that can "compete" with people on an otherwise pointless gameshow, I feel that we as a society are taking it too far.

    February 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  415. Shyianne

    I believe that computrs are smarter than humans but they will never no how to think and achieve for themselves

    February 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  416. brinna

    i think computers are smart but only with help from humans. if you type on the computer your helping this machine type and look up stuff and humans design theese machines so actaully humans

    February 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  417. mikayla

    cimputers have a unfair advantage unlike humans they have a very vast mind of knowledge that can search or find anything in the world at any second. Humans haved to memorize.

    February 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  418. mikayla

    Simple humans would win because computers know everything beacuse of HUMANS!

    February 17, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  419. Ellen

    Computers were programmed by humans. Therefore everything that computers know, humans do as well. It's just a matter of who answers it first.

    February 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm |