What is the root of the word “Artificial Intelligence”?
After playing a significant role in defining the area devoted to the creation of intelligent machines, John McCarthy, an American computer scientist pioneer and inventor, was called the “Father of Artificial Intelligence.” In his 1955 proposal for the 1956 Dartmouth Conference, the first artificial intelligence conference, the cognitive scientist coined the term. The intention was to see if there was a way to create a machine that could think abstractly, solve problems, and develop itself like a human. “Every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can, in principle, be described so precisely that a machine can be made to simulate it,” he claimed.
Major AI Accomplishments by John McCarthy
Programming languages, the Internet, the web, and robots are just a few of the world’s technological innovations that John paved the way for. He coined the term “Artificial Intelligence,” invented the first programming language for symbolic computation, LISP (which is still used as a preferred language in the field of AI), and invented and established time-sharing. Human-level AI and commonsense reasoning were two of his major contributions.