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Ask Dr. Universe: How do I program a computer?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Everything our computers do, they do because we program them to do it. Maybe you want to design a game or an app that’s brand new. To create that game or app, you have to help your computer understand what to do.

And to do that, you have to learn its language. That’s what I found out from my friend Gina Sprint, a computer scientist at Washington State University. She’s really curious about how machines learn and how we can use technology to improve health.

“Our computers don’t understand English. If we want to communicate with our computers, we have to speak their language,” Sprint said.

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2017/02/20/how-do-i-program-a-computer/.

 

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