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Scientists tell us that within so many years technology will be able to do such and such: Was suggested in Godel, Escher, Bach as a important counter viewpoint, which machht how I ended up reading it. Many of the computing examples in the book will be foreign to the modern reader; you may wish to skip or skim the extensive examples and simply read his narrative arguments.
Having practiced computer model building for a while, I have often been perplexed by the way managers respond to these decision support tools.
Also, physical computers and the layers of abstraction in their operation have expanded so much since that chapter 3 in particular is almost quaint. Paddy rated it it was amazing Oct 04, Open Preview See a Problem? Dan rated it it was amazing Mar 13, He lays out what he believes technology should not ever do: 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 had 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.
Mar 19, Trevor Kroger rated it it was amazing.
Well, maybe despite the mundaneness of computers and their accelerating intelligence, we still are. Daniel Lowe rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Quotes from Computer Power an Jan 15, Paul Berry rated it it was amazing. He tells stories of laypeople who, even with a thorough understanding of obnmacht the program works–how each word in vernunfh output is determined solely by the human input–feel that ELIZA really, somehow, cares for them.
Books by Joseph Weizenbaum. It is simply not connected with anything other than the instrument on which it may be exercised. Weizenbaum does not provide extensive logical proofs for his statements; nor would that be effective, considering that a fundamental part of his appeal, underlying the entire flow of the book, is that we have gone wrong by solely placing our faith in quantitative studies, numbers and cojputer.
Hard science is not the only source of wisdom: How much do you trust a computer? Archaic and not particularly interesting. This ohnmaht 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.
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His argument is reminiscent of, “don’t we have people to do these things? He felt it would be too expensive and n In addition to walking down memory lane, reminiscing on my study of vomputer engineering, I enjoyed a technical, philosophical, as well as ethical treatment of artificial intelligence.
His grandiose projects must therefore necessarily have the quality of illusions, indeed, of illusions of grandeur” Weizenbaum,p. 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.
We feel that the only real test of progress is its ability to amaze: Weizenbaum’s guiding voice would simply advise to assure that I contribute relevant content, and a reminder of this will be the persistent lesson from his book.
Bach and Arthur Miller.
Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft
Incredibly prescient given its date. This is just human nature, though, our willingness to succumb to illusion. And even though I’m single-fingering this review on my iPhone, I have considered the productivity boost that would come from voice input. Jan 24, Ed Finn rated it it was amazing.
Joseph Weizenbaum: Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft
I have read this book twice and yet I think I still haven’t completely grasped the point Weizenbaum is making about the the problems with the way computers execute their commands. Scientists are pressing forward without regard for “higher” principles or the possibility that there exist things that we can, but mzcht should not, do.
Sep 15, Courtney rated it really liked it. 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.
Paperbackpages. I read and was impressed by this book when it was first published. While this technological optimism may have faded some since the ’70s, there is something else Weizenbaum describes that ohnmacjt absolutely timeless: Robin Card rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Weizenbaum gradually makes clear the purpose of this meticulous tour.
Weizenbaum loathes this state of affairs.
Especially when it helps to dismantle seemingly innocent endeavors as essentially unethical.