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Monday, October 24, 2011

John McCarthy, Father of AI and Lisp Dies

We met John McCarthy at Stanford University, sometime in the 1980s.  He was a very enthusiastic promoter of AI and in particular the use of game playing systems to deliver 'intelligence'. Checkers and Chess were early implementations.  We used his language Lisp on Sun Workstations to implement knowledge based systems for Product development applications. More.

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