CF/U1 Topic 3 Limitations of Computers
Limitations are the drawbacks of the computer system in which humans outperform them.
- Lack of common-sense
This is one of the major limitations of computer systems. No matter how efficient, fast and reliable computer systems might be but yet do not have any common sense because no full-proof algorithm has been designed to programme logic into them. As computers function based on the stored programme(s), they simply lack common sense.
- Zero IQ
Another of the limitations of computer systems is that they have zero Intelligence Quotient (IQ). They are unable to see and think the actions to perform in a particular situation unless that situation is already programmed into them. Computers are programmable to complete each and every task, however small it may be.
- Lack of Decision-making
Decision-making is a complicated process involving information, knowledge, intelligence, wisdom, and ability to judge. The computer system does not have the ability to make decisions on their own because they do not possess all the essentials of decision-making.
They can be programmed to take such decisions, which are purely procedure-oriented. If a computer has not been programmed for a particular decision situation, it will not take a decision due to lack of wisdom and evaluation faculties. Human beings, on the other hand, possess this great power of decision-making.
- Computers can’t Decide
Computers are incapable of decision making as they do not possess the essential elements necessary to take a decision i.e. knowledge, information, wisdom, intelligence and the ability to judge.
- Computers can’t Express their Ideas
In any type of research ideas plays a vital role. In this context, computers can’t express their ideas.
- Computers can’t Implement
Though computers are helpful in storage of data and can contain the contents of encyclopedias even, but only humans can decide and implement the policies.