Happy 2020 everybody! 🎉 New Year’s starting with the *big* questions and a great (ok, last years) podcast episode: What makes a human a human? What makes a machine a machine?
“Weizenbaum had programmed ELIZA to interact in the style of a psychotherapist and it was pretty convincing. It gave the illusion of empathy even though it was just simple code”
Listen here to “The ELIZA Effect”: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-eliza-effect/
Also if you haven’t seen it already I highly recommend watching “Plug and Pray”
official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecPEkG2Pclg
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