Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid.

Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid

“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.”

This quote is widely attributed to Albert Einstein, but did Einstein really say that?

Albert Einstein died in 1955, the same year in which the ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, ceased to operate, after ten years of continuous operation.
Surely, during his life, Einstein was able to assess the capabilities and the limitations of computers, however, there is no documentary evidence that the quote above was ever uttered by Einstein.

Wikiquote reports the quote as misattributed to Einstein.

Ben Shoemate has written a post on his blog on this topic.