June 2018

Spiritual motherhood

June 1, 2018 -- Living City

Monday May 21, the day after Pentecost, was the first time that the Catholic Church celebrated the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Pope Francis declared this day’s new feast. We publish some reflections by Focolare founder Chiara Lubich on Mary in her role as Mother of the Church and what that could mean for our lives

Rise of the machines: an AI timeline

June 1, 2018 -- Emilie Christy

Rise of the machines: an AI timeline

Compiled by Emilie Christy

1952
Arthur Samuel joins IBM’s Poughkeepsie Laboratory and begins work on some of the very first machine learning programs, first creating programs that play checkers.

1956
The term “artificial intelligence” is coined at a summer conference at Dartmouth University, organized by young computer scientist John McCarthy.

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