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John McCarthy

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: October 24, 2011 (84)
Stanford, Santa Clara County, CA, United States (died at home)
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Occupation: mathematician
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About John McCarthy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_(computer_scientist)

John McCarthy (September 4, 1927 – October 24, 2011) was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence.[He coined the term "artificial intelligence" (AI), developed the Lisp programming language family, significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL programming language, popularized time-sharing, invented garbage collection, and was very influential in the early development of AI.

McCarthy spent most of his career at Stanford University. He received many accolades and honors, such as the 1971 Turing Award for his contributions to the topic of AI, the United States National Medal of Science, and the Kyoto Prize.

Awards and honors

  • Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (1971).
  • Kyoto Prize (1988).
  • National Medal of Science (USA) in Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Sciences (1990).
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Computer History Museum "for his co-founding of the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and timesharing systems, and for major contributions to mathematics and computer science". (1999)
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science from the Franklin Institute (2003).
  • Inducted into IEEE Intelligent Systems' AI's Hall of Fame (2011), for the "significant contributions to the field of AI and intelligent systems".
  • Named as one of the 2012 Stanford Engineering Heroes.
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John McCarthy's Timeline

1927
September 4, 1927
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
2011
October 24, 2011
Age 84
Stanford, Santa Clara County, CA, United States