AAAI President's Message

Edward A. Feigenbaum

Abstract


Happy Silver Anniversary, Artificial Intelligence! Twenty five years is not long in the history of a science--long enough to achieve, short enough to remember. Your esteemed founders are still around -- vigorous, not so young anymore. Out of the cybernetics you came, and information-theoretic psychology. You were born in the early days of modern computing, on hot, bulky hardware with names few now remember, like JOHNNIAC; in strange and wonderful software called list structures, with stacks you could "push down" and "pop-up," bearing arcane acronyms like IPL and FLPL. Time-sharing? One signed up on the schedule. Interaction? One pushed keys on the console teleype or panel.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v2i1.91

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