Donald Michie

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Donald MichieName: 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,