In Memoriam: Arthur Samuel: Pioneer in Machine Learning

John McCarthy, Edward A. Feigenbaum

Abstract


Arthur Samuel (1901-1990) was a pioneer of artificial intelligence research. From 1949 through the late 1960s, he did the best work in making computers learn from their expe-rience. His vehicle for this work was the game of checkers.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v11i3.840

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