Tuesday, October 25, 2011
AI Compiler LISP's Creator, John McCarthy died 24th October
Father of Modern Artificial Intelligence, John McCarthy died yesterday, 24th October. He died at his age of 84 years. He created the artificial intelligence programming language LISP. He studied Mathematics with Nobel Prize winner John Nash at Princeton University.
He has great career and achievements in science and mathematics. He arranged a chess match between scientists of US and USSR where he used telegraph technology transmitting the moves on that match. He is the owner of the lab "Siri" where he tried to give opportunities to genius scientists to explore new things in a free style. He spent his whole life to make AI more interactive and he had worked hard to make it real. He created LISP when he was creating Turing Machines for embedded systems. Most of the computer giants used his technologies and made their computing products user friendly and interactive with user's according to their own behavior. He also contributed lot to make Internet technology improved as we can see today.
John McCarthy was born in 1927 in Boston. He had lots of interest in mathematics and he tried to learn higher mathematics in his own. He achieved Ph.D from Princeton in 1951. He won the Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery in 1972 and the National Medal of Science in 1991. Her daughter confirmed his death informally and today Stanford has confirmed it officially.