McCarthy's B.S.

"John McCarthy's B.S. was in mathematics... He is widely credited for inventing the term artificial intelligence and made many contributions to that field." -- Bjarne Stroustrup, Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

Well, I'd say by far his most significant BS was the term "artificial intelligence"!


  1. Gene, I am impressed that you as a computer scientist and economist often think like a philosopher.

    Claiming that "artificial intelligence" is a poor term is something people do when they are philosophizing rather than science-ophizing. ;)

    1. As a computer scientists, my contention is that "AI" has no computer science content whatsoever: it is a purely ideological term,


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