Some Moral and Technical Consequences of Automation—A Refutation

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Science  16 Sep 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3429, pp. 741-742
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3429.741


The machine is not a threat to mankind, as some people think. The machine does not possess a will, and its so-called "conclusions" are only the logical consequences of its input, as revealed by the mechanistic functioning of an inanimate assemblage of mechanical and electrical parts.