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This Could Be Important: Book Talk & Signing with Pamela McCorduck

The University Libraries and ETC Press present author Pamela McCorduck in conversation with Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics Raj Reddy 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. A book signing will follow the talk.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio A
Hunt Library
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