Revolutionary Programming Technique
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The Bank of Montreal has hit on a scheme to create a thing called an Algorithm. Automatically.
I am staggered.
Thatís something Iíve not done in night on fifty years of Programming Compilers and Designing Languages and developing rather clever (though I say so myself) Application Programs.
You get the idea; Biometric stuff to Validate your use of the little Plastic Card. So far so good.
I donít mind the claim that a pattern is created. I do that all the time.
But to have a data pattern converted to an algorithm means that the data has been converted to what you and I think of as a Computer Program.
A Computer Program is a set of instructions telling a computer what to do.
At a stretch I might say that a computer program is a set of rules that instruct a computer what to do:-
Add this to that
Go there and do that, then come back here.
If this is bigger than that then do this thing, otherwise do that thing
But I canít see any value in creating a set of program instructions when all one needs to do is compare data patterns, suitably Encrypted or Obfuscated.
And lest you think that the first was a aberrant typo, an ďAlgorithm is CreatedĒ later in the article, too.