McCorduck, Pamela, 1940-....

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Pamela McCorduck conducted a series of oral history interviews with researchers involved in artificial intelligence (AI) during 1974 and 1975. The project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The interviews resulted in McCorduck's book Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence (San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1979). The collection includes interviews with Carnegie Mellon researchers Allen Newell and Herbert Simon. In total, McCorduck conducted interviews with thirty-six scientists: Paul Armer, Alex Bernstein, W.W. Bledsoe, Ted Brain, Bruce Buchanan, Max Clowes, L. Stephen Coles, Hubert Dreyfus, Edward Feigenbaum, Julian Feldman, Edward Fredkin, Herbert Gelernter, I.J. Good, Leon Harmon, John McCarthy, Donald MacKay, Donald Mitchie, Marvin Minsky, Joel Moses, Allen Newell, Nils Nilsson, Seymour Papert, Bertram Raphael, Raj Reddy, Nathaniel Rochester, Charles Rosen, Arthur Samuel, Oliver Selfridge, Claude Shannon, J.C. Shaw, Herbert A. Simon, James Slagle, Ray Solomonoff, Fred Tonge, Joseph Weizenbaum, and Lofti Zadeh. The interviews look at each scientist's involvement in artificial intelligence. The book traces the evolution of artificial intelligence from its history and beginning to its current state (as of 1979) and its future.

From the description of The Pamela McCorduck collection, 1972-1979. (Carnegie Mellon University). WorldCat record id: 515970445

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creatorOf Miller, William F. (William Frederick),. Oral history interview with William F. Miller, 1979 May 22. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Forsythe, Alexandra I. Oral history interview with Alexandra I. Forsythe, 1979 May 16. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Michael S. Mahoney papers., 1923-2008 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
creatorOf Golub, Gene H. (Gene Howard), 1932-. Oral history interview with Gene H. Golub, 1979 June 8. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Fein, Louis,. Oral history interview with Louis Fein, 1979 May 9. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bowker, Albert Hosmer, 1919-. Oral history interview with Albert Hosmer Bowker, 1919 May 21. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Herriot, John George, 1916-. Oral history interview with John George Herriot, 1979 May 22. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf McCorduck, Pamela A. Relations. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Golub, Gene H. (Gene Howard), 1932-. Oral history interview with Gene H. Golub, 1979 May 16. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Feigenbaum, Edward A. Oral history interview with Edward A. Feigenbaum, 1979 June 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf McCorduck, Pamela, 1940-. The Pamela McCorduck collection, 1972-1979. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
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associatedWith Armer, Paul person
associatedWith Bernstein, Alex person
associatedWith Bledsoe, W. W. person
associatedWith Bowker, Albert Hosmer, 1919- person
associatedWith Brain, Ted person
associatedWith Buchanan, Bruce G. person
associatedWith Clowes, Max person
associatedWith Coles, L. Stephen person
associatedWith Dreyfus, Hubert L. person
associatedWith Feigenbaum, Edward A. person
associatedWith Fein, Louis, person
associatedWith Feldman, Julian person
associatedWith Forsythe, Alexandra I. person
associatedWith Fredkin, Edward person
associatedWith Gelernter, Herbert person
associatedWith Golub, Gene H. (Gene Howard), 1932- person
associatedWith Good, Irving John person
associatedWith Harmon, Leon D. person
associatedWith Herriot, John George, 1916- person
associatedWith MacKay, Donald MacCrimmon, 1922- person
associatedWith Mahoney, Michael S. (Michael Sean) person
associatedWith McCarthy, John 1927- person
associatedWith Miller, William F. (William Frederick), person
associatedWith Minsky, Marvin Lee, 1927- person
associatedWith Mitchie, Donald person
associatedWith Moses, Joel person
associatedWith Newell, Allen person
associatedWith Nilsson, Nils J., 1933- person
associatedWith Papert, Seymour person
associatedWith Raphael, Bertram person
associatedWith Reddy, D. Raj (Dabbala Raj), 1937- person
associatedWith Rochester, Nathaniel person
associatedWith Rosen, Charles person
associatedWith Samuel, Arthur person
associatedWith Selfridge, Oliver G. person
associatedWith Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001 person
associatedWith Shaw, J. C. person
associatedWith Simon, Herbert A. (Herbert Alexander), 1916-2001 person
associatedWith Slagle, James R. person
associatedWith Solomonoff, Ray person
associatedWith Tonge, Fred person
associatedWith Weizenbaum, Joseph person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
associatedWith Zadeh, Lotfi Asker person
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Artificial intelligence


Birth 1940





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