One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the results were somewhat disappointing from the perspective of whether something new could be done with the fifth generation computer.’
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