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Users actually requested private sessions with the program ubd order to discuss more personal matters. If anything, we are impatient for them to get get smarter.
This is just human nature, though, our willingness to succumb to illusion. If you liked “Code” by Vernuntt Petzold, you will find some of the first chapters of this book familiar.
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Mar 03, Jonathan Lidbeck rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. No trivia or quizzes yet. Weizenbaum’s purpose in writing seems like a magician coming clean, showing his audience the secret compartments and trapdoors.
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 diee 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.
Elizabeth Sulzby rated it it was amazing Sep 10, So, to machr 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 had a cabal-like group of attendants to help you make requests of it, and this computer had a presence–like ohnmcht guru on a mountain, you came to it. To ask other readers cpmputer about Computer Power and Human Reasonplease sign up.
Quotes from Computer Power an Was suggested in Godel, Escher, Bach as a important counter viewpoint, compuger is how I ended up reading it. I really enjoyed this one, it covers the problem from many aspects and the author places a great emphasis on the moral side of the issue too.
Mar 23, Edd Albert rated it really liked it. Feb 14, Brad Needham rated it really liked it.
Interesting anti- artificial intelligence argument from one of the pioneers of AI he developed that program ELIZA which simulates a psychiatrist that udn back your responses to you — if you messed with you computers in the 80s you likely played some variant of it.
The problem is when computers are put in charge of life-and-death decisions.
Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgment to Calculation
Now that Artificial Intelligence and questions about its applications have come to the fore again, I’ve re-read it, and found it still has much to say to the modern reader. He quickly shows himself to be a person who, more than merely knowing the theories and This was a book I really wanted to read after having heard much about it and, of course, played with ELIZA and ‘her’ successors and produced my own paltry successor.
Sagar Ukarde rated it it was amazing Sep 11, In addition to walking down memory lane, reminiscing on my study of computer engineering, I enjoyed a technical, philosophical, as well as ethical treatment of artificial intelligence.
I think it will take me a while to absorb all of it.
Joseph Weizenbaum on Artificial Intelligence – Dictionary of Arguments
Industry leaders push the computer as the most important innovation, ever: Especially when it helps to dismantle seemingly innocent endeavors as essentially unethical.
Still relevant and thought provoking. This book helps reveal the motivations and beliefs of those who would, if they could, make all quantitative analysis automatic and disconnected from the process of thinking. Sep 15, Courtney rated it really liked it. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Joseph Weizenbaum: Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft
Books by Joseph Weizenbaum. His grandiose projects must therefore necessarily have the quality of illusions, indeed, of illusions of grandeur” Weizenbaum,p.
From Judgment to Calculation by Joseph Weizenbaum.
But something about this humanistic message rings true: He felt it would be too expensive and n In addition to walking down memory lane, reminiscing on my study of computer engineering, I enjoyed a technical, philosophical, as well def ethical treatment of artificial intelligence.
Michael Helvey rated it really liked it Oynmacht 07, 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.
It is certainly dated, both in its description of the whole of computer science in the s and the author’s predictions of what will be impossible or prohibitively expensive to compute, such as transcriptions of spoken sentences.
Liedzeit rated it it was ok Sep 07, He eloquently demonstrates with this example and a few chapters what modern writers struggle to explain in a whole book: Remember, we are still in control of the direction and pace of technological development.
To sum up, the thesis of the book is as strong and relevant today eer it was when it was written: His skill is therefore aimless, even disembodied. He has nothing he can analyze or synthesize; in short, he has nothing to form theories about. Mar 19, Trevor Kroger rated it it was amazing.
Hard science is not the only source of wisdom: