Peter Norvig

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Peter Norvig [1]

Peter Norvig,
an American computer scientist, AI researcher, software developer and director of research at Google Inc. [2]. He received a Ph.D. in CS from University of California, Berkeley in 1986 on natural language processing [3], 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 [4] , 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 [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]. As an outgrowth of free computer science classes, Thrun founded the for-profit educational organization Udacity [10].

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