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July 27, 2015

From: Interview by Byron Reese, Gigaom

When do you first remember hearing the term “artificial intelligence”?

That is a good question. I don’t have any idea. When I was a kid, in the 1960s in England, I think there was a prevailing assumption that it wouldn’t be long before there were automatic brains of some kind, and I certainly had books about the future at that time, and I’m sure that they contained things about them, how there would be some electronic brains, and so on. Whether they used the term “artificial intelligence”, I’m not quite sure. Good question. I don’t know.

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