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Document Details


Title: John McCarthy
Local code: OH 156
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: In the main section of the interview McCarthy discusses his view of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) role in the support of AI research in the U.S. in general and at Stanford in particular. He specifically addresses the following issues: the relative importance of DARPA funding in comparison to other public and private sources, requirements and procedures undertaken to obtain DARPA funds, and changes over time in levels of support and requirements from DARPA. McCarthy concludes this interview with a brief description of the AI Laboratory at Stanford and his continued work on AI (funded by DARPA) with the Formal Reasoning Group.
Extent: 17 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=192
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McCarthy, John
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: Palo Alto, CA
Document date: 02-Mar-1989
Interviewer: Aspray, William
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Artificial intelligence; Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024003-25547