AMERICAN COMPUTER SCIENTIST John McCarthy, who coined the term 'artificial intelligence' (AI), has died aged 84.
McCarthy was famous for coming up with the concept of 'artificial intelligence' in 1955. He also created the powerful programming language called Lisp in 1960 that is still in use today.
For a large part of his life he was a professor at Stanford University and proposed the Dartmouth conference that was a seminal event in the development of AI as a scientific field.
Stanford Engineering tweeted, "sadly, we have confirmed that John McCarthy passed away Oct. 23."
"John McCarthy coined the term "artificial intelligence" & never stopped working to give machines the gift of common sense."
In his lifetime he was awarded a number of honours for his work in computer science, including the Turing Award in 1971 and the National Medal of Science in 1991. µ
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