The Early Days of Artificial Intelligence

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Thu, 01/11/2024 - 9:00am to 9:30am
How AI and computer science evolved

In the final episode of The Imaginary Possible host Suzanne LaGrande speaks with computer  scientist, software architect, and writer, Rudd Canaday about the early history of Artificial Intelligence and the evolution of computer science.

Rudd wrote his first first computer program in the 1950s, and at MIT was one studied with Marvin Minsky, one of the few and best known computer scientists doing early work on of artificial intelligence in the 1960s.  In this interview Rudd and Suzanne discuss:

  • How Rudd got interested in computer science before  computer science was a subject of study.
  • The early days of artificial intelligence, how it was understood and what limited its development.
  • Why he didn’t continue to work in artificial intelligence and how some of his early frustrations motivated some of his innovations in computer science.
  • Rudd’s work at Bell Labs and how he, Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson’s  develop the initial design of the Unix file system, which are now the basis of most of the operating systems for computers and smart phones today.
  • The conditions that foster innovation in computer science
  • Concerns about the current and future direction of development artificial intelligence
  • The importance of humans developing ethical frameworks that enable us to ask whose ethics guiding how AI is being used.
  • The human problem of distinguishing truth from falsehood which underlies ethics

For more about Rudd’s work visit ruddcanaday.com or https://www.amazon.com › Alex-Head

For more about about Artificial intelligence visit, The ImagiariumAI.com or The Imaginarypossible.com

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