When Charles Babbage, a professor of Mathematics at Cambridge university,
invented the first calculating machine in 1812 he couldn\'t imagine the
situation we find ourselves in today. Nearly everything we do in the world
is helped, or even controlled by computers, the complicated descedants of
his simple machine. Computers are used more and more often in the world
today, for the simple reason that they are far more efficent than human
beings. They have much better memories and they can store much
information. No man alive can do 500000 sums in one second, but a computer
can. In fact, computers can do many of the things we do, but faster and
better. They can predict weather, and ever play chess, write poetry or
The use of computers
Just as television has extended human sight across the barriers of time
and distance, so the computers extend the power of the human mind across
the existing barriers.
Computers in medicine
Computers are one of great importance in modern hospital. The chief use of
computers is the storing and sorting the medical knowledge which has been
equired in the last 50 years. No doctor can possible keep up with all
discoveries. The only solution of the problem is store medical knowledge
in a computer. Today there are medical computer centers were all existing
knowledge of simpthoms of various dessieses and of their treatment is
stored. Doctors feed data on simpthoms in the computer and get the
nessesary information on correct diagnostics and treatment.
Computers that can be learn
Ordinary computer can remember only the data stored in the hard disk. Now
scientists have desighned machines, that are capable of learning from
experience and remembering what they have learned. Such a machine is
capable of recognising objects without human help or control. Of course,
they made many mistakes.
There is another similar machine which can look at letter alphabet a
simple words and they “say” thought a loudes speaker what it has seen. The
machine has as certain learning power.
Computers at the school
Information science with the ideas and message of processing and storing
informations is of great importance today. That\'s why computer technology
must be told in secondary school. The new subject “basic information
science”, and “computing machine” was intreduste for the siner forms at
schools. The pupils teach computers to anlestigate school problems.
Contact with the machine increases the interest in learning, makes them
more serious about studing new subject. School computers are used not only
for studing information science, but also examinations purposes. Young
people who finish the school must be trained to operate computers.