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He felt it would be too expensive and not add enough value. Apr 17, Doris Raines rated it really liked it Shelves: Remember, we are due in control of the direction and pace of technological development. Probably the most important book that I misunderstood in college. Lists with This Book. But in combination with a loving look at computers, it makes this book unique.

This book is an indispensable doe of the history of Artificial Intelligence and formal criticisms of computing.

Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft

Instead of finding alternatives to going to war in Vietnam, we used computers to help automate the location of strategic targets and to convey information and misinformation from the front. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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His grandiose projects must therefore necessarily have the quality of illusions, indeed, of illusions of grandeur” Weizenbaum,p. He lays out what he believes technology should not ever do: Aug 15, William Li rated it it was amazing. So, to appreciate Weizenbaum’s book fully, get in a time machine–to a time when you needed to schedule time to be with a computer, the computer macnt a cabal-like group of attendants to help you make requests of it, and this computer had a presence–like a guru on a mountain, you came to it.

Feb 14, Brad Needham rated it really liked it. Now that Artificial Intelligence and questions about its applications have come to the This book is an indispensable piece of the history of Artificial Intelligence and formal criticisms of computing. Scientists are pressing forward without regard for “higher” principles or the possibility that there exist things that we can, but perhaps should not, do. He quickly shows himself to be a person who, more than merely knowing the theories and formulas, has integrated them mentally to a point where he can speak intelligently for a significant period of time, putting many things together in a way that builds something the average individual may have seen all their life, but would never recognise alone.

But, on closer examination, this victory too can be seen vernhnft an Orwellian triumph of an even higher ignorance: To see what fomputer friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Weizenbaum loathes this state of affairs. What makes this book compelling is Weizenbaum’s outspoken deep love for computers, the creative act of ohnnmacht, and those who do it. Computer Power and Human Reason: Elizabeth Sulzby rated it it was amazing Sep 10, And however the present age is to be characterized, the computer is not eponymic of it.


Published January 1st by W. His argument is reminiscent of, “don’t we have people to do these things? I think it will take me a while to absorb all of it. How much do you trust a computer? Weizenbaum is the author of the famous ELIZA program, a simple, elegant English-language parser which, for the course of a brief, casual conversation, might to carry on an intelligent conversation with the user.

Weizenbaum’s perspective is that, while contentious areas of computer science research are not intrinsically bad, just because certain things can be done does not mean they should be done. Rie something about this humanistic message rings true: He emphasizes over and over how each action is fully deterministic; the computer can not ever choose to act or initiate any action itself.

Science has given us this great victory over ignorance.

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