John McCarthy (September 4, 1927 – October 24, 2011) was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. He was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence.
- September 4, 1927, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
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John McCarthy, (born September 4, 1927, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died October 24, 2011, Stanford, California), American mathematician and computer scientist who was a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence (AI); his main research in the field involved the formalization of commonsense knowledge.
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Oct 24, 2011 · John was a legendary computer scientist at Stanford University who developed time-sharing, invented LISP, and founded the field of Artificial Intelligence. In March 2011 John launched Project JMC with the objective to make his work more approachable and accessible.
Feb 9, 2023 · John McCarthy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1927. He received a BS in mathematics from Caltech (1948) and a PhD, also in mathematics, from Princeton University (1951). McCarthy was a pioneer in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), computer science, and interactive computing systems.
Oct 25, 2011 · John McCarthy obituary US computer scientist who coined the term artificial intelligence Jack Schofield Tue 25 Oct 2011 16.21 EDT In 1955 the computer scientist John McCarthy, who...
Professor John McCarthy Contributions and Impact John paved the way for the some of the worlds transformative technologies: programming languages, the Internet, the web, and robots. He conceived and developed time-sharing, invented the first programming language for symbolic computation LISP, and coined the term "Artificial Intelligence".
Sep 4, 2020 · During his career, McCarthy co-founded the MIT Artificial Intelligence Project and what became the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, serving as director at Stanford from 1965 until 1980. He was named the Charles M. Pigott Professor at the Stanford School of Engineering in 1987, before stepping down in 1994.