Professor John McCarthy
Father of AI

An Unreasonable Book

13 June 2000

Here are two reviews of Joseph Weizenbaum Computer Power and Human Reason. The first was in a Stanford Report and is available in pdf.

The second is shorter appeared in Physics Today and is also available in pdf. On reading them, I like this one better, and I'm only sorry I didn't criticize the physicist Victor Weisskopf for praising the book on the jacket and calling Weizenbaum an outstanding computer scientist. He can't have agreed with the anti-science rhetoric I quote in the review.