John McCarthy

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Birthday
4, 1927
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Oct 24, 2011 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1927
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Oct 24, 2011 (84)

About

American computer and cognitive scientist who coined the term 'artificial intelligence.' He has received the Turing Award, he United States National Medal of Science, and the Kyoto Prize among other honors for his contributions to computer science.

Before Fame

He attended CalTech and Princeton University and he became a full professor at Stanford in 1962.

Trivia

In 1966 he and his team at Stanford wrote a computer program used to play a series of chess games with counterparts in the Soviet Union.

Family Life

He married Carolyn Talcott in 1951.

Associated With

He paved the way for Bill Gates, who enhanced they way computers are used.