The concept of “black box” is extremely dangerous. It is borrowed from Chomsky who makes his black box contain the whole Universal Grammar and he makes it innate, which enables him to have a non-religious version of the Biblical version of language being given to man, not woman, by God. A black box is a device on transportation vehicles for example that only records what is happening as it is happening. Maybe we cannot cope with the enormity of the data collected and considered by an AI machine, but it is a black box if we do not try to understand how it works. An AI machine works with its own method for sure but it does have a method and not a black box mysterious non-explanatory rhetorical term that is a tree hiding the forest.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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