1923 – 1969
Who was Walter Pitts?
Walter Harry Pitts, Jr. was a logician who worked in the field of computational neuroscience.
He proposed landmark theoretical formulations of neural activity and emergent processes that influenced diverse fields such as cognitive sciences and psychology, philosophy, neurosciences, computer science, artificial neural networks, cybernetics and artificial intelligence, together with what has come to be known as the generative sciences. He is best remembered for having written along with Warren McCulloch, a seminal paper entitled "A Logical Calculus of Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity". This paper proposed the first mathematical model of a neural network. The unit of this model, a simple formalized neuron, is still the standard of reference in the field of neural networks. It is often called a McCulloch–Pitts neuron.
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- Apr 23, 1923
- Also known as
- Walter Harry Pitts, Jr.
- United States of America
- University of Chicago
- Lived in
(1946 - 1969)
- May 14, 1969
on July 23, 2013
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