Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Did you ever watch Desk Set ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050307/ ) and figure that computers will never replace librarians? A news item that broke in yesterday's USA TODAY might be of interest to you: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2005-02-01-chasing-ai_x.htm . Would we still be needed if our researchers had a desk-top that read the available ejournal literature and helped identify relevant articles? What do we do that could not be easily replicated by machines, anyway?