Judea Pearl, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, has been awarded the prestigious 2011 A.M. Turing Award.Pearl, 75, was being honored for "innovations that enabled remarkable advances in the partnership between humans and machines," the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) said.The award, named for British mathematician Alan M. Turing and considered the "Nobel Prize in Computing," carries a $250,000 prize sponsored by computer chip giant Intel and Internet titan Google.
Entrepreneur Lars Hard feels he has seen the future of search, information gathering and the web in general, and it is artificial intelligence. Computational intelligence, to put it more succinctly: the ability to gather information or find your destination on the web faster and more efficiently with an artificial search partner that can predict what ...
Cognitive Code CEO, Leslie Spring, is seeing his world explode, in a good way. Since the emergence of Siri, the world has awoken to the realities of how artificial intelligence will take on a major role in the way we search and organize our lives. Spring, who’s been building his [...]
We continue our series on the emerging role of the data scientist, by talking to Pat Hanrahan, chief scientist and co-founder of Tableau Software. Hanrahan received a PhD in biophysics from the University of Wisconsin in 1985 and joined the faculty at Princeton University in 1989. In the late 1980s he worked for Digital Equipment Corp. and directed the 3D computer graphics laboratory at the New York Institute of Technology. At Stanford University since 1996, he is now the CANON Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka was Friday honoured with a Spanish award worth 400,000 euros ($544,000) for his pioneering work on cell reprogramming.Yamanaka won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine, the foundation announced.The former orthopedic surgeon made his breakthrough discovery in 2006 when he succeeded in generating "induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells", or those capable of growing into other tissues in the body.