Weizenbaum. Rebel at Work. (2007)

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Weizenbaum. Rebel at Work. (2007)

The Jewish Weizenbaum family left Germany and their family furrier business in 1936, and started all over in Detroit, Michigan, when Joseph was 13. At a time when the German capital, Berlin, was struggling with famine after World War II, Joseph Weizenbaum was soldering and programming the world's first computers. He created the first banking computer in the world, was perhaps one of the first computer nerds ever and pursued an unprecedented career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the "mighty" MIT in Cambridge, where he invented the first virtual persona, ELIZA/DOCTOR, a program that engaged humans in conversation with a computer. Later, Weizenbaum was branded as a heretic when he began to criticize his colleagues in public. After retiring as a full professor at MIT, he left the United States and is now living in Berlin-Mitte again. Weizenbaum eventually became a "preacher", strictly demanding responsibility of each individual scientist, condemning war and arguing that ...
Germany
USA
Austria
IMDb   6.9 /10
Creators
Director Peter Haas
Director Silvia Holzinger
Writer Peter Haas
Writer Silvia Holzinger
Information
Release Date2007-01-07
Runtime1h 20mins
GenreDocumentary
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards
CompanyIl Mare Film
CountryGermany, USA, Austria
LanguageGerman, English
Joseph Weizenbaum
Joseph Weizenbaum
Self
Naomi Weizenbaum
Naomi Weizenbaum
Self
Ruth Weizenbaum
Ruth Weizenbaum
Self