AAAI President's Message

  • Edward A. Feigenbaum


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.
How to Cite
Feigenbaum, E. A. (1981). AAAI President’s Message. AI Magazine, 2(1), 1.