Artificial Intelligence Pioneer John McCarthy Has Died

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The tech world has lost a brilliant mind with the passing of John McCarthy.He invented LISP, an early computer programming language still in use today, and coined the term “artificial intelligence,” receiving the Turing Award in 1971 for his work in AI.

McCarthy died on Monday after working as a professor at Stanford for nearly 40 years.

Read his obituary at Wired >

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