Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Joseph Weizenbaum
Born: January 8, 1923 in Berlin, Germany
Death: March 5, 2008 (Age: 85)
Computer related contributions
- German-American author, professor emeritus of computer science at MIT and creator of the SLIP programming language.
- In 1956 he worked for General Electric on ERMA, a computer system which introduced the use of magnetically-encoded fonts imprinted on the bottom border of checks. This invention allowed for automated check processing via Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR).
- Created ELIZA.
- The Weizenbaum Award is named after him.
- Computer Power and Human Reason (1976)
- ELIZA — A Computer Program for the Study of Natural Language Communication between Man and Machine (1966)