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Remembering John McCarthy [Spectral Lines]

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This past October saw the death of John McCarthy, one of the pioneers of computer science and a founder of the field of artificial intelligence (AI), a phrase he is credited with inventing. It capped a sad month that also saw the passing of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs and of Dennis Ritchie, the coinventor of Unix and the C programming language.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 12 )