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Celebrating Joseph Weizenbaum‘s 100th Birthday

The Weizenbaum Institute highlights the work and influence of the famous computer scientist and critic in honor of his centennial.

Joseph Weizenbaum would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. In the jubilee year W\100 we will take the opportunity to highlight the work and influence of the famous computer science critic and namesake of our institute. With events, audio features and publications taking place throughout the year, we will discuss and reflect on the key questions that drove his work. In a time of war and climate crisis, it is more important than ever to revisit them.  

In this film, we present a review of the many activities in the past year in honor of the anniversary:


Past Events

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Weizenbaum's centennial in the media

100 Jahre Joseph Weizenbaum – Interview mit Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer
Universität der Künste, Febuary 6,  2023

Die Macht der Computer
Deutschlandfunk Kultur, January 14,2023

„Please go on“ – Joes Computer spricht Englisch, January 9, 2023

Missing Link: Joe Weizenbaum und die vergifteten Früchte des Wahnsinns
Heise Online, January 8, 2023

Der „Ketzer der Informatik“: Was ChatGPT und Internet mit Joseph Weizenbaum zu tun haben
Christian Strippel and Christiane Floyd: Tagesspiegel, January 6, 2023