John McCarthy

(redirected from McCarthy, John)

McCarthy, John

(1927–  ) mathematician, computer specialist; born in Boston, Mass. He was affiliated with Dartmouth (1955–58), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1958–62), and Stanford (1962). He is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, having developed the programming language LISP (1958–62), and he helped develop ALGOL. He also did early work in robotics (1969).

McCarthy, John


Born Sept. 4, 1927, in Boston. American scientist; specialist in computer theory, mathematical logic, computer programming languages, and the artificial intellect.

In 1948, McCarthy graduated from the California Institute of Technology. He worked at research and educational centers at Princeton, Dartmouth, and Stanford and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1962 he became a professor at Stanford University. He is the author of one of the programming languages (LISP) that is used in solving a number of complex problems on computers. He is a member of numerous scientific associations involved with computer theory and methods of computation.


LISP 1.5 Programmer’s Manual, 2nd ed. Cambridge, Mass., 1966. (Coauthor.)
In Russian translation:
“Obrashchenie funktsii, opredeliaemykh mashinami T’iuringa.” In the collection Avtomaty. Moscow, 1956.


Vychislitel’nye mashiny i myshlenie. Moscow, 1967. (Translated from English.)

John McCarthy

(person, artificial intelligence)
A pioneer of artificial intelligence (he coined ther term). He invented Lisp at MIT in the late 1950s and later worked at SAIL.

E-mail: <>.
References in periodicals archive ?
2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) Jenny McCarthy, John Starks, Kenny Anderson and Clyde Frazier are among the stars expected to attend the 31st annual CIBC Miracle Day event on CIBC Capital Markets Madison Avenue trading floor, helping make trades that raise funds for children's charities.
Martinez is of the opinion that in James McCarthy, John Stones, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, he has a group of young players to rival any club in the country.
James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas found the net as United stumbled to successive defeats for the first time under the Dutchman.
Evgeton's James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas found the net as Man United stumbled to successive defeats for the first time under the Dutchman.
James McCarthy, John Stones, with his first-ever Everton goal, and Kevin Mirallas were on the mark for the Merseyside club in a fixture which marked the end of David Moyes's disastrous reign as United manager a little over a year ago.
James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas scored as Everton made it six straight unbeaten to climb to 10th.
The continued enthusiasm and determination of Paul's backers, many of them young, brings to mind past efforts to promote the election of other maverick candidates, who in modern times have included George Wallace, Eugene McCarthy, John Anderson, Ross Perot and Ralph Nader.
h h g r n ns a e displays by Johnny McCarthy, John Riordan, Pa Ranahan and Seanie Buckley.
First Honors: Debra Begonis, Jessica Bond, Patrick Coonan, Rebecca Cross, Mahin Dawood, Lyndsey Deane, Stephanie Doyle, Toni Farrar, Tia Ford, Jessica Gagne, John Graham, Marybeth Graham, Eleanor Greene, Brendan Kelly, Elizabeth L'Esperance, Lauren LaBounty, Nicholas Laferriere, Honghui Lin, Nicole Lombard, Kaitlyn Matloff, Brian McCarthy, John Pilczak, Caitlin Quilliam, Rachel Quist, Jason Riches, Brayden Rudert, Priya Shah, Molly Shunney, Dominique Silva Sa, Stephen Tota, Rebecca Toucey.
I also can't live without Margaret Attwood, Cormac McCarthy, John Ford, Charles Bukowski and Ian McEwen.
From the left, top row, Joseph Corr, Danny Taggart, Eddie Doherty, Father Hugh Mullen, Frank Quinn and (from the left, second row) Paddy McCarthy, John McKerr, Noel Philips, John Laverty and Joseph Murphy, 10 of the 11 victims of the Ballymurphy Massacre
In Eoin McCarthy, John Egan, Damian and Darren Wallace they still have a sound core of players for this level but they will struggle to cope with a Kenmare side that have lofty aspirations this term.