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(of systems) operating as if by human intelligence by using automatic computer control


Christopher. 1722--71, British poet, author of A Song to David (1763) and Jubilate Agno (written 1758--63, published 1939). He was confined (1756--63) for religious mania and died in a debtors' prison




Said of a program that does the Right Thing in a wide variety of complicated circumstances. There is a difference between calling a program smart and calling it intelligent; in particular, there do not exist any intelligent programs (yet - see AI-complete).

Compare robust (smart programs can be brittle).


Incorporating some kind of digital electronics.


(1) (SMART) (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) See SMART HDD.

(2) A popular tech term that implies computer driven. Technically, every computer-based device is smart (see intelligence). Following are some of the smart definitions in this encyclopedia.
 smartphone smartwatch smart speaker smart TV smart home smart appliance smart bulb smart display smart browsing smart tags smart cable smart car smart card smart city Smart Compose smart contract smart dust smartbook smart clothes smart garden smart grid smart gun smart luggage smart parking Smart Reply smart sensor smart radio

Even the Fridge Is Smart
In case you forget what's in the fridge, this Samsung unit takes a photo every time the door closes, and its contents can be viewed while in the supermarket. (Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.,
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