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visionary

(1)
One who hacks vision, in the sense of an Artificial Intelligence researcher working on the problem of getting computers to "see" things using TV cameras. (There isn't any problem in sending information from a TV camera to a computer. The problem is, how can the computer be programmed to make use of the camera information? See SMOP, AI-complete.)

visionary

(2)
[IBM] One who reads the outside literature. At IBM, apparently, such a penchant is viewed with awe and wonder.
References in classic literature ?
I made that wild escape into something visionary, and have slowly found out how wild it was.
But as in an hour, this river of dreams and wild romance has emerged to a reality scarcely less visionary and splendid.
Always dressed in white, she seemed to move like a shadow through all sorts of places, without contracting spot or stain; and there was not a corner or nook, above or below, where those fairy footsteps had not glided, and that visionary golden head, with its deep blue eyes, fleeted along.
Our ordinary distinctions become so trifling, so impalpable, so ridiculously visionary, in comparison with a classification founded on truth, that all talk about the matter is immediately a common place.
But the visionary shapes of a long posterity, for whose home this mansion was intended, have faded into nothingness since the death of the founder's only son.
But the visionary little maid on her part, beckoned likewise, as if to say -- "This is a better place; come thou into the pool.
said the curate; "then by my faith he must take up his quarters in the yard, in spite of his marvellous birth and visionary adventures, for the stiffness and dryness of his style deserve nothing else; into the yard with him and the other, mistress housekeeper.
But notwithstanding the concurring testimony of experience, in this particular, there are still to be found visionary or designing men, who stand ready to advocate the paradox of perpetual peace between the States, though dismembered and alienated from each other.
The only refuge left for those who prophesy the downfall of the State governments is the visionary supposition that the federal government may previously accumulate a military force for the projects of ambition.
Helen would begin, gazing as if she saw a visionary cascade, "I've a good mind to go with you myself, Willoughby--only I can't.
Visionary has designed and engineered a luxurious, high performance, affordable, and safe all-electric 3-wheel vehicle which is cool, relevant, and exciting to drive .
Ironshore International announced the acquisition of Visionary Underwriting Agency based in Dubai, effectively completed in December 2014.