Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Artificial intelligence: A timeline viaThe Telegraph

The major events in artificial intelligence
  • 1950

    Turing test

    Alan Turing proposes a test for computer intelligence: A computer would have passed when its text-based conversation is indistinguishable from humans
  • 1956

    'Artificial intelligence' coined

    Leading minds gather to discuss possibility of machines that think at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire. The term stuck
  • 1968

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Stanley Kubrick's space epic introduced HAL 9000, a paranoid computer that attempted to kill the spacemen on the spacecraft it controlled.
  • 1970s

    AI Winter

    Amid disappointment about a lack of progress, organisations including US government arm DARPA reduce investment
  • 1984

    Terminator released

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's blockbuster has been the doomsday scenario for artificial intelligence since it was released
  • 1997

    Deep Blue defeats Kasparov

    IBM's computer beats the world chess champion over six games
  • 2011

    Watson wins Jeopardy

    Another IBM victory: The artificially-intelligent system defeated two human players at the popular quiz show
  • 2011


    Apple's intelligent assistant debuts on the iPhone. It has improved dramatically since then
  • 2012

    Driverless cars

    Google's driverless cars, announced in 2009, make their way onto California's roads
  • 2016

    DeepMind beats champion Go player

    Seen as a major breakthrough, the deep learning system used by DeepMind's AlphaGo breaks one of the holy grails of AI