Artifact Details

Title

McCarthy (John) oral history

Catalog Number

102658125

Type

Moving image

Date

2007-09-12

Participants

McCarthy, John, Interviewee
Nilsson, Nils J., Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Format

DVCAM

Description

Computer science legend John McCarthy speaks with Stanford University AI researcher and professor of computer science, Nil Nilsson. McCarthy discusses his early academic training and influences at Caltech and Princeton University. He then describes his early work at MIT and Dartmouth College in which he helped organize the highly influential Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence, the seminal first conference in the field. McCarthy then discusses his work at Stanford University and briefly summarizes some of the mathematical underpinnings of the logical models he uses in explaining and understanding computer systems.

Category

Oral history

Subject

McCarthy, John; Artificial intelligence (AI)

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X4205.2008
 

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