Oral history interview with Bruce G. Buchanan, 1991 June 11.


Oral history interview with Bruce G. Buchanan, 1991 June 11.

Buchanan describes his work in artificial intelligence, the development of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the artificial intelligence (AI) community, and the role of the Information Processing Techniques Office of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (later the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in AI research. Buchanan describes the work of Ed Feigenbaum, Josh Lederburg and Wes Churchman at Stanford and Les Ernest. He discusses changes in AI funding, including developing additional NIH funding, with the Mansfield amendment which stipulated defense supported research should have defense applications.

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