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Collection Moving Image
Title: Highlights Alan Kotok Oral History
Date: 2004-11-15
Credit Line: Computer History Museum
Accession: 102645440
Caption: In 1959, MIT freshmen Alan Kotok, Elwyn R. Berlekamp, Michael Lieberman, Charles Niessen, and Robert A. Wagner started working on a chess-playing program based on research by artificial intelligence pioneer professor John McCarthy. By the time they had graduated in 1962, the program could beat amateurs.