Turing award - Machine reasoning under uncertainty

International Awards

Prof. Judea Pearl

UCLA and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Formulation of a theoretical model that enables a machine to mimic the activity of the human brain. The model revolutionized the field of artificial intelligence and enabled a machine to make decisions even when lacking all the data. The principles of the model are applied in a variety of fields, including the development of vaccines, voice recognition and automatic translation. In 2011, the researcher won the Turing Award, the most prestigious award in the field of computer science.