Month: October 2011

John McCarthy

John McCarthy, who has died aged 84, was often described as the father of “artificial intelligence” (AI), a branch of computer science founded on the notion that human intelligence can be simulated by machines .

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Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie, Trailblazer in Digital Era, Dies at 70
New York Times
Published: October 13, 2011

Dennis M. Ritchie, who helped shape the modern digital era by creating software tools that power things as diverse as search engines like Google and smartphones, was found dead on Wednesday at his home in Berkeley Heights, N.J. He was 70.

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