About the Author
Pamela McCorduck has published ten books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her Machines Who Think(1979, 2004) was the first modern history of artificial intelligence, and her later book, The Fifth Generation(1983) co-authored with Edward Feigenbaum, alerted the world to the practical reality of AI. For half a century she was married to the late Joseph F. Traub, the second chair of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, who died in 2015. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.