This evening's film: Desk Set (1957), a late Hepburn/Tracy comedy set against the looming spectre of computers coming & taking our jobs.

(Taking *her* job, anyway. He is the computer guy. You can guess how it goes.)

The system interface the film used is natural language queries against a large database trained on reading published information, which all sounds familiar, but I'm not sure what they'd have thought on being told that it would take us 65 years to get there and even then the machine sometimes makes things up.

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