Artifact Details

Title

Kotok, Alan oral history

Catalog Number

102657916

Type

Text

Date

2004-11-04

Contributor

Hendrie, Gardner, Cameraperson
Hendrie, Gardner, Interviewer
Kotok, Alan, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Identifying Numbers

Other number OHP 088

Extent

56 p.

Description

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.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Kotok, Alan; MIT; chess software; model railroad club

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X3004.2005