Picasso tries to say that computers are only capable of answering questions. They are only able to help remove someone’s curiosity but they cannot make someone curious. Therefore, they are useless. Computers were initially made to solve large and complex mathematical problems quickly. They were calculators. They required an input of questions to fulfil their function.

To argue against the statement, one can say that during Picasso’s time, computers were not advanced and their purpose was very limited. There was no internet or artificial intelligence. Picasso was not exposed to the technology available today. They are an integral part of our life. Without computers, it is almost impossible to live in the 21st century. Many industries, ranging from medicine to tourism, depend on computers to provide safer and faster services.
Hospitals require computers to store and access patient files, images, X-rays and MRI scans. This database prevents hospitals from misplacing files and records. Together with this, every bit of information on this planet is available online. Anyone can access details about any topic within seconds. Therefore, computers are now able to carry out more sophisticated functions rather than only give answers. People can contact each other hundreds of miles away, using a computer, in a very short space of time.

The limits of technology are still indeterminable. Our technology has allowed us to send machines to Mars successfully. Soon, we may be sending humans to other planets as well. Artificial intelligence enables humans to speak to virtual assistants and obtain more knowledge about different topics around the world.
With regards to medicine, technology has not been able to replace human medical staff yet. However, nothing is impossible and hence such a possibility should not be ruled out.

Picasso’s statement should be read in the context of his era. Indeed, this statement would hold some truth then. However, the case is completely different today and the abilities of computers are more advanced now.