Book Talk and Signing

  • Hunt Library
  • IDeATe Studio A - First Floor
Talks

This Might be Important: My Life and Times with the Artificial Intelligentsia

The University Libraries and ETC Press present: author Pamela McCorduck in conversation with Raj Reddy, Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, for her latest book “This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Artificial Intelligentsia.”

Pamela McCorduck didn’t just have a front row seat to computer science history, she wrote the book on it.

An author of influential books – such as “Machines Who Think,” the first modern history of artificial intelligence, and “The Fifth Generation,” co-authored with Ed Feigenbaum – her writings have influenced a generation of computer scientists.

McCorduck’s latest book, “This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Artificial Intelligentsia” (Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press: Signature Books), is one part memoir, one part social history, and one part group biography, drawing personal portraits of the four founding fathers of AI: Allen Newell, Herbert Simon, Marvin Minsky and John McCarthy. This is a story nobody else could tell. 

All attendees will receive a copy of the book. 

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A book signing will follow the talk.

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