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Peter Norvig,
an American computer scientist, AI researcher, software developer and director of research at Google Inc. [1] . He received a Ph.D. in CS from University of California, Berkeley in 1986 on natural language processing [2] , has been an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a research faculty member at Berkeley, and was further affiliated with Stanford University, Sun Microsystems, Harlequin, Junglee and the NASA [3] , where his division developed the remote agent experiment that flew on the Deep Space 1 spacecraft. He is a fellow of the AAAI, ACM, California Academy of Science and American Academy of Arts and Sciences [4].
Peter Norvig [5]

Strachey's Checkers Program

In 2011, Peter Norvig re-published a corrected annotated version of Christopher Strachey's Checkers program in Python [6] [7], which was originally written in CPL, as published 1966 in Scientific American [8].

Online Education

In 2011, along with Sebastian Thrun, Peter Norvig co-teached an online AI class initially through Stanford University, for which 160,000 students registered and 23,000 completed [9] [10] [11]. As an outgrowth of free computer science classes, Thrun founded the for-profit educational organization Udacity [12].

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External Links


  1. ^ Peter Norvig
  2. ^ Peter Norvig (1986). A Unified Theory of Inference for Text Understanding. Ph. D. thesis, University of California, Berkeley, advisor Robert Wilensky
  3. ^ Peter Norvig | LinkedIn
  4. ^ Peter Norvig Bio
  5. ^ Peter Norvig speaking at University of California, Berkeley, October 02, 2013, Photo by Derrick Coetzee, Wikimedia Commons, Peter Norvig from Wikipedia
  6. ^ Complete Annotated Strachey Checkers Program by Peter Norvig
  7. ^ Prescient but Not Perfect: A Look Back at a 1966 Scientific American Article on Systems Analysis by Peter Norvig, Scientific American Online, August 23, 2011
  8. ^ Christopher Strachey (1966). System Analysis and Programming. Scientific American, September 1966, republished August 23, 2011
  9. ^ Welcome to the desktop degree… by John Naughton, February 05, 2012, The Guardian
  10. ^ Fortnightly Mailing: Taking the red pill: Sebastian Thrun's candid reflection on the AI course
  11. ^ Intro to Artificial Intelligence Course and Training Online - Udacity
  12. ^ Advance Your Career Through Project-Based Online Classes - Udacity
  13. ^ dblp: Peter Norvig

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