Capabilities and Limitations of ICT


Background:

In this section you should be able to:


Introduction:

  • Accuracy

  • Speed

  • Volume

  • Processing ability

  • Access to data

 


Human vs Computers

HUMAN Advantage

COMPUTER Advantage

Thinking

Computational Speed

Judgement

Accuracy

Creativity

Dependability

Motivation

Little Training Required

Flexibility

Lower costs in many cases

Mobility

Information Processing

Storage Density

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Working with Knowledge

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COMPUTER limitations

Not creative

but they can solve problems for humans.

Can’t reason

Although a computer shares similarities with the human brain and nervous system they lack many of the mental capabilities possessed by a 5 year old child. (Cybernetics).

Can’t discriminate

or assimilate widely divergent kinds of data and they have no capacity for ethical evaluations.

Do not make errors

Programs do.

Are literal

i.e. might accept 1 but not one, copy but not coppy

Operate logically

but are incapable of acting prudently or rationally

 


Limiting factors

The use of ICT systems or the information produced is limited by:


Case studies: