Magazine article AI Magazine

AAAI Member News

Magazine article AI Magazine

AAAI Member News

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The Computing Research Association announced that two AAAI members have been elected to serve three-year terms on their Board of Directors, beginning July 1, 2001. Barbara Grosz of Harvard University will serve as an academic representative, and Dave Waltz of NEC Research will serve as a lab representative.

Geoffrey E. Hinton has been chosen as the first recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize, sponsored by the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation and the Cognitive Science Society for contributions to the formal analysis of human cognition. Hinton was chosen for his many important contributions to the analysis of neural networks, elucidating the nature of representation, processing, and learning in the brain. Hinton will receive the prize and deliver the first Rumelhart Prize Lecture in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, to be held August 1-4 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Prize itself will consist of a certificate, a citation of the awardee's contribution, and a monetary award of $100,000. …

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