Denoting a proposed new class of computer or programming language employing artificial intelligence.
- ‘As a wag has put it, to believe an explosion created an ordered universe is like believing a hurricane roaring through a junkyard can create a fifth-generation computer.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the results were somewhat disappointing from the perspective of whether something new could be done with the fifth generation computer.’
- ‘This report describes the French effort and includes a survey of the various French initiatives in hardware and software technologies aimed toward fifth generation computer systems and applications.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.