Historical Context: Eliza and the Perception of AI - Deepstash
Historical Context: Eliza and the Perception of AI

Historical Context: Eliza and the Perception of AI

  • In the 1960s, Joseph Weizenbaum created Eliza, a simple computer program designed to mimic human conversation.
  • Despite its superficial understanding, users often attributed human-like qualities to Eliza, highlighting our tendency to anthropomorphize machines.

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"We used to worry that computers would become intelligent and take over the world. In reality, they stayed stupid, but took over the world anyway".

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