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Peter Norvig
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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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Newton, MA - Providence RI - Cambridge, MA - Lexington, MA - Berkeley, CA - Venice Beach, CA
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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.

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  • Brown
    Applied Math, 1974 - 1978
  • Berkeley
    Computer Science, 1980 - 1985
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Just donated to 'Save the arm of a child in Afghanistan!'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/3RUbhdMF
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Did you know? In Haiti, a country with 10 million people, 80 percent of the population is infected with intestinal worms.
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Just donated to 'Mobilize A Girl Student'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/xgim3u01
Did you know? Rural Zimbabwean teens walk up to 19 miles a day to attend school, a round-trip commute of 6 hours on foot.
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We are quickly reaching the point where increasing inequality in the developed world will no longer increase global equality.

+Hans Rosling, is this a better investment than buying Google ads to expand the US's Earned Income Tax Credit?
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Just donated to 'Forests, our only major renewable energy'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/PK9AA5tX
Did you know? Our national forests are declining by an average of 10,000,000 acres per year while only 30,500 acres a year are restored.
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If we were creating plastic fiberglass lumber from carbonic acid extracted from seawater ( http://talknicer.com/co2extraction.pdf which just so happens to be the most efficient form of desalination as well) then we would not need to harvest cut timber.
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Just donated to 'Fresh Water for Wild and Rescued Animals'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/bdiqy9qe
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Just donated to 'Unlock literacy for kids in Sierra Leone'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/m7sfhr_q
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Thank you!
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Just donated to 'Save 1,000 Children From Pneumonia'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/XddLD9db
Did you know? Pneumonia is the number one cause of death in children under age five, killing more children than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.
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hello big smile?
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Just donated to 'Science Enrichment for Low-income Kids'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/y5jmduo_
Did you know? According to STAR test results, over 40% of California children are not proficient in science! Moreover, this number is increasing.
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I wish I can spreading out this nice work :)
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Just donated to 'End Ebola Now'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/k-n6rygw
Did you know? In Sierra Leone, at least 100 people become infected with Ebola every day.
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Where can I give a dollar to start new CRISPR therapy labs?
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I thought of you when I read this quote from "Reading and Writing the Electronic Book" by Catherine Marshall -

"In an influential keynote that Brown University professor Andreas van Dam delivered to the ACM Hypertext conference in 1987, he said: The reason I encouraged such annotations [in FRESS] was that I remembered that when I was in college with Ted [Nelson], I would always grab the dirtiest copy of a book from the library, rather than the cleanest one , because the dirtiest ones had the most marginalia, which I found helpful (van Dam 1988)."

Start reading this book for free: http://amzn.to/1IEgnW5
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Today +Ed Chi invited me to join him in donating $1 to help provide water. I told him I would donate $100 if he starts a "Googlers for Desalinating Dearbonization" group. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-0711-rall-drought-water-dwp-20150713-story.html
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Just donated to 'Hope Center: Children with Disabilities'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/09t7_ysw
Did you know? Outside of the capital city of Ethiopia children have little to no access to care for physical or mental disabilities.
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