Use the Brain and not the Fingers

Prof. Franco Maloberti

Many years ago, when I began my research career, there were very few tools to aid research, and one used one's ingenuity, imagination, and intuition; in short, the brain.
After many years, powerful tools generate answers to research questions: the response is very fast, increasingly anticipating the answer and, for this reason, replacing the brain. In essence, research uses fingers to stimulate (and not guide) the tools. The situation is, in substance, a challenge between man and robot, and man can win by using his brain and not his fingers.
The presentation traces the evolution of research tools and indicates the advantages of a proper use and the risks of a dull utilization.