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Artificial Intelligence
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Alan Turing
Bruce Buchanan
Professor of Computer Science, Philosophy, and Medicine, with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh
Doug Lenat
Professor of Computer Science. Founder of the CYC® project and president of Cycorp
Frank van Harmelen
Professor of Computer Science. Member of the AI research group at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Hans Moravec
Professor of Computer Science; Principal Research Scientist in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University
Herbert Simon
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science (1978). His research into decision-making and problem-solving span disciplines from computer science to psychology, administration, economics and philosophy
Jason Hutchens
Ph.D. ABD in Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence from University of Western Australia, Hutchens is Chief Scientist at Artificial Intelligence NV (Ai)
John McCarthy
Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, McCarthy has been conducting research in the field of Artificial Intelligence for more than fifty years. One of the fathers of the famous Dartmouth Conference, he has coined the term Artificial Intelligence in 1955
Ken Forbus
Professor of Computer Science and Education at Northwestern University. Received his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from MIT. His current research interests include construction of intelligent tutoring systems and learning environments
Marvin Minsky
A major contributor to the research in AI, cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics. Simon received a BA and PhD in mathematics at Harvard and Princeton. In 1951 he built the SNARC, the first neural network simulator
Pattie Maes
One of the pioneers of Software Agents research, Maes is an Associate Professor at MIT's Media Laboratory
Peter Norvig
Professor of Computer Science, Norvig has led research teams in the areas of human-centered computing, automated software engineering, automated learning, neural networks, data base integration and mining, and other topics. He is currently Director of Machine Learning at Google
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor, writer and businessman. Kurzweil is the inventor of the first text-to-speech synthesizer and large vocabulary speech recognition. He is the founder of Kurzweil Technologies
Stuart Russell
Professor of Computer Science from Stanford University. Currently at University of California, Berkeley, Russel is conducting research into machine learning, limited rationality, real-time decision-making, intelligent agent architectures, autonomous vehicles, search, game-playing, reasoning under uncertainty, and commonsense knowledge representation
Victor Zue
Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer from MIT, Zue is head of the Spoken Language Systems Group at the Institute's Laboratory for Computer Science