16 December 2011

Passing Giants

Here's a list of deaths I find notable:

David Rumelhart - 1942 Jun 12 to 2011 Mar 13
- Pioneer in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and connectionist artificial neural networks



Jack Layton - 1950 Jul 18 to 2011 Aug 22
- Leader of the NDP, the Official Opposition of Canada

Steve Jobs - 1955 Feb 24 to 2011 Oct 5
- Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. and NeXT Inc., and CEO of Pixar Animation Studios

Dennis Ritchie - 1941 Sep 9 to 2011 Oct 12
- Creator of the C programming language, and co-creator of UNIX

John McCarthy - 1927 Sep 4 to 2011 Oct 24
- Pioneer in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and creator of the Lisp programming language


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