• USA-2010

    For contributions to machine learning and natural language processing

I grew up in the 60's and 70's in the small town of O'Fallon Illinois where starting in 1967 I attended St. Clare grade school and, starting in 1975, O'Fallon Township Highschool. See a scanned version of a paper I wrote for a high-school English class when I was only 17 years old entitled "High-level Artificial Intelligence: An Imminent Possibility with an Enormous Potential for Good". My enthusiasm for AI started early and has not waned; however, my expections about AI's rate of progress and its positive social implications have matured and (hopefully) become more realistic.