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Edward Feigenbaum
  • Edward Feigenbaum
  • Born: January 20, 1936
  • Field: Artificial intelligence
  • Focus: Performed research and founded companies in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • Country: United States
  • Era: 1970 to 1989

Edward Feigenbaum is a pioneer of artificial intelligence. Feigenbaum is currently a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Co-Scientific Director of the Knowledge Systems Laboratory. He was Co-Principal Investigator of the national computer facility for applications of Artificial Intelligence to Medicine and Biology. This facility is known as the SUMEX-AIM facility and it was established by NIH at Stanford University.

Feigenbaum has cofounded three start-up firms in applied artificial intelligence; IntelliCorp, Teknowledge, and Design Power Inc. From 1994 to 1997, Feigenbaum was the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force. He was the co-editor of the encyclopedia "The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence" and of the book "Computers and Thought." Feigenbaum has received the A.M. Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the U.S. Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the Feigenbaum Medal. He was the first to receive the Feigenbaum Medal which is an award established in his honor by the World Congress of Expert Systems.

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