Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Donald Michie
Born: November 11, 1923 in Rangoon, Burma
Death: July 7, 2007 (Age: 84)
Computer related contributions
- British researcher in artificial intelligence.
- During World War II, Michie worked for the Cypher School and Government Code at Bletchley Park, contributing to the effort to solve "Tunny," a German teleprinter cipher.
- Developed the Machine Educable Noughts and Crosses Engine (MENACE), one of the first programs capable of learning to play a perfect game of Tic-Tac-Toe.
Honors and awards
- Fellow of the British Computer Society
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
- Honorary Fellow of the American National Academy of Sciences
- Honorary Fellow of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences.
- Founder and Treasurer of the Human-Computer Learning Foundation