John Mccarthy

'When there's a will to fail, obstacles can be found.'

September 4, 1927
October 24, 2011
Birth Place
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Current Place
Stanford, California, United States of America


John McCarthy was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was oneof the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence. He coined the term 'artificial intelligence', developed the Lisp programming language family, significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL programming language, popularized time sharing, and was very influential in the early development of AI. McCarthy received many accolades and honors, such as the Turing Award for his contributions to thetopic of AI, the United States National Medal of Science, and the Kyoto Prize.

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