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CAMBRIDGE, MA — 1966 — A woman sits at a computer terminal.

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Summer 2020 | Volume 26, Issue 2
Joseph Weizenbaum.CAMBRIDGE, MA — 1966 — A woman sits at a computer terminal. No screen, no mouse, just a keyboard linked to some mainframe somewhere across campus. “This is ELIZA,” Joe says. “It’s a computer program.You can ask it anything you want. Just type in a question.”   The woman…


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