Woody Bledsoe

Computer Scientist

1921 – 1995

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Who was Woody Bledsoe?

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Bledsoe was a mathematician, computer scientist, and prominent educator. He is one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, and automated theorem proving. Bledsoe died on October 4, 1995 of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Woody was one of the founders of AI, making early contributions in pattern recognition and automated reasoning. He continued to make significant contributions to AI throughout his long career.

Bledsoe joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an adult, and served in the church as a Bishop, counselor to the Stake Presidency, and Stake Patriarch. He also served as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America.

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Born
Nov 12, 1921
Religion
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Oct 4, 1995

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on July 23, 2013

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