Problem Solving: How Computers Can Help

November 20, 2010

The following article is an English translation of something I’ve written for the 2010 Mind-Akademie.
From the introduction:
“Solving problems is one of the most important things we humans can do. On the other hand, computers are one of our most useful inventions. So it is not surprising that computers are used for countless aspects of problem solving. (Moreover, they make invaluable contributions to the field of problem
creation.) But helping people immediately with the job of thinking, of creating and evaluating ideas – that’s where computers are much less often used.
This article shows how it can be done.”

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