Computer Power and Human Reason by Joseph Weizenbaum The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan Technopoly by Neil Postman The Art. WHERE THE POWER OF THE COMPUTER COMES FROM Joseph Weizenbaum. 3. AGAINST THE IMPERIALISM OF INSTRUMENTAL REASON Born in Berlin, Germany, Joseph Weizenbaum immigrated to the United States as a child. He is among the world’s foremost computer scientists, as well as a.
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Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgment to Calculation by Joseph Weizenbaum
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Paddy rated it it coputer amazing Anr 04, The credit for these great achievements is claimed by the new spirit of rationalism, a rationalism that, it is argued, has finally been able to tear from man’s eyes the shrouds imposed by mystical thought, religion, and such powerful illusions as freedom and dignity.
Books by Joseph Weizenbaum. He is among the world’s foremost computer scientists, as well as a pioneer in the field of computer ethics. He felt it would reasln too expensive and n In addition to walking down memory lane, reminiscing on weisenbaum study of computer engineering, I enjoyed a technical, philosophical, as well as ethical treatment of artificial intelligence. It is a bit surprising that a computer scientist would endorse musicians and playwrights as sources of truth as valid as mathematical truth.
If you liked “Code” by Charles Petzold, you will find some of the first chapters of this book familiar. Matthias rated it liked it Apr 09, Industry leaders push the computer as the most important innovation, ever: Weizenbaum cites many cases where people have come to a point of crisis and a major change needed to be made, some dealing with large segments of the population.
But really this is applicable to any field I guess. My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.
Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references All stub articles. 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.
In addition to walking down memory lane, reminiscing on weizeenbaum study of computer engineering, I enjoyed a technical, philosophical, as well as ethical treatment of artificial intelligence. I don’t know yet where I stand on everything asserted in the book. Besides that, if you’re interested in understanding how computers work – this is a good choice.
Open Preview See a Problem? How much do you trust a computer? Probably the most important book that I misunderstood in college. Perhaps this separation of computer scientists from the laity gave their work a sort of aura, but by now most of us do not even have to stand up to confront a computer. I’m glad I made the effort to track it down. We no longer hold rosily optimistic views about our computers making important decisions for us; we understand that they are feeble and prone to crash and they require our patience, not our admiration.
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Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgment to Calculation
Aug 15, William Li rated it it was amazing. Sep 15, Courtney rated it really ckmputer it. Judgment can compare apples and oranges, and can do so without quantifying each fruit type and then reductively quantifying each to factors necessary for mathematical comparison.
From Judgment to Calculation. In he was appointed professor of computer science and engineering at MIT and also became editor of the International Journal of Man-Machine Studies. On the negative side, everyone should take the author’s advice and skip the optional chapters 2 and 3. 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 logic.
Deciding is a computational activity, something that can ultimately be programmed. Freeman- Computer programming. Jan 24, Ed Finn rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Computer Power and Human Reasonplease sign up. This article about a book on technology is a stub. Mar 03, Jonathan Lidbeck rated it it was amazing.