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[ stories on progress ] Harold Cohen: in memoriam

May 2, 2016
Artist and pioneer in the field of computer-generated art

By Paul Cohen

Harold Cohen, artist and pioneer in the field of computer-generated art, died on April 27, 2016 at the age of 87. Cohen is the author of AARON, perhaps the longest-lived and certainly the most creative artificial intelligence program in daily use.

Cohen viewed AARON as his collaborator.¬†At times during their decades-long relationship, AARON was quite autonomous,¬†responsible for the composition, coloring and other aspects… read more

[ essays ] Turing’s Prophecy

August 8, 2001 by Ray Kurzweil

Raymond Kurzweil’s history of the computer from the year 2040 is presented in this joint keynote address with former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres at the Annual International Conference on Personal Computing, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 25, 1995.… read more

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