Joseph Weizenbaum

“the question is not whether such a thing can be done, but whether it is appropriate to delegate this hitherto human function to a machine.”[69]

“since we do not now have any ways of making computers wise, we ought not now to give computers tasks that demand wisdom.”[72]

“there are some human functions for which computers ought not to be substituted. It has nothing to do with what computers can or cannot be made to do. Respect, understanding, and love are not technical problems.”[83]

“scientists and technologists have, because of their power, an especially heavy responsibility, one that is not to be stuffed off behind a façade of slogans such as technological inevitability.”[85] 

Therefore, what Weizenbaum saw as essential was for scientists and technologists to think through the consequences of their actions, to rediscover their “own inner voice,” and most of all to “learn to say ‘No!’”[86]


Via analysis here