Oliver Selfridge

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Oliver SelfridgeName: Oliver Selfridge

Born: May 10, 1926, in England

Death: December 3, 2008 (Age: 82)

Computer-related contributions

  • Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence and referred to as the "Father of Machine Perception."
  • Helped organize the first ever public meeting on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Norbert Minsky in 1955.
  • Wrote important early papers on neural networks and pattern recognition and machine learning, and his "Pandemonium" paper (1959) is generally recognized as a classic in artificial intelligence.

Significant publications

  • Trouble With Dragons (1978).
  • All About Mud (1978).