Lex Fridman Podcast

The Lex Fridman Podcast

Conversations about AI, science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Formerly called the Artificial Intelligence (AI) podcast. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

#34 - Pamela McCorduck: Machines Who Think and the Early Days of AI

24/08/2019 | 60 mins.
The Lex Fridman Podcast - #34 - Pamela McCorduck: Machines Who Think and the Early Days of AI

Pamela McCorduck is an author who has written on the history and philosophical significance of artificial intelligence, the future of engineering, and the role of women and technology. Her books include Machines Who Think in 1979, The Fifth Generation in 1983 with Ed Feigenbaum who is considered to be the father of expert systems, the Edge of Chaos, The Futures of Women, and more. Through her literary work, she has spent a lot of time with the seminal figures of artificial intelligence, includes the founding fathers of AI from the 1956 Dartmouth summer workshop where the field was launched.

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