Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Arthur L. Samuel
Born: 1901 in Emporia, Kansas
Death: July 29, 1990 (Age: 89)
Computer related contributions
- Known for his work and programming in computer gaming and artificial intelligence.
- Developed the Samual checkers-playing program, thought to be the worlds first self-learning program. It is an early demonstration of the fundamental concept of artificial intelligence (AI), using one of the first software hash tables.
- Influential in the use of transistors in computers at IBM.
Honors and awards
- Computer Pioneer Award (1987)