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Peter Norvig
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Give $1 to 'Ethiopian Breakfast Program' and Peter will match it. Support Blessing the Children International together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/th2qfyql
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Give $1 to 'Rescue a Dog - Save a Veteran' and Peter will match it. Support Operation Freedom Paws together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/mQ3iiiMv
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Give $1 to 'A college education for young women' and Peter will match it. Support Develop Africa together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/zrv-1lcv
Did you know? In Sierra Leone, it is estimated that the job market opportunities for women without a college degree are up to 50% less than those with a degree.
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Give $1 to 'Feed a Child's Future' and Peter will match it. Support Peninsula Family Service together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/awpbqai4
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Give $1 to 'BioD' and Peter will match it. Support Hatch International together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/otuq8geu
Did you know? Did you know that Madagascar with its immense biodiversity has already lost 90% of it's original forests.
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Give $1 to 'New library in rural Nicaraguan school' and Peter will match it. Support Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries for All Program together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/b1ypjqkq
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Give $1 to 'Dental Care for Kenyan Kids' and Peter will match it. Support Global Dental Relief together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/4fushucp
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Is that really how Chief Economists are made, +Hal Varian ?
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So I don't get it.  Wally says that "the bubble in commodities is creating an oversupply of interest rates".  Isn't that exactly what's happening?
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First month of Moots bike ownership/riding. Garmin says we've gone 405 miles together, climbed 19,500 ft. At this rate, in six more months, I'll have climbed as high as +Alan Eustace.
Time is all we have in life, how we spend our attention shapes how we experience time. But today, a handful of designers at technology companies have a profound influence on how we spend our attention. Today we check our phones more than 150 times per day. Knowledge workers spend a third of ...
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Give $1 to 'Heal Wounded U.S. Combat Veterans' and Peter will match it. Support Rivers of Recovery together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/8g7bqdxo
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Research Director
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  • Google
    Research Director, 2001 - present
  • Sun
    Senior Scientist, 1991 - 1994
  • Harlequin
    Chief Designer, 1994 - 1996
  • Junglee
    Chief Scientist, 1996 - 1998
  • NASA
    Division Chief, 1998 - 2001
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Palo Alto, CA
Previously
Newton, MA - Providence RI - Cambridge, MA - Lexington, MA - Berkeley, CA - Venice Beach, CA
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Introduction

Peter Norvig is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery. At Google Inc he was Director of Search Quality, responsible for the core web search algorithms from 2002-2005, and has been Director of Research from 2005 on.

Previously he was the head of the Computational Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001. He has served as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a research faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Department, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1986 and the distinguished alumni award in 2006. He has over fifty publications in Computer Science, concentrating on Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Software Engineering, including the booksArtificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (the leading textbook in the field), Paradigms of AI Programming: Case Studies in Common LispVerbmobil: A Translation System for Face-to-Face Dialog, and Intelligent Help Systems for UNIX. He is also the author of the Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation and the world's longest palindromic sentence.

Education
  • Brown
    Applied Math, 1974 - 1978
  • Berkeley
    Computer Science, 1980 - 1985
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