History of the first AI Winter

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AI has a long history. One can argue it even started long before the term was first coined; mostly in stories and later in actual mechanical devices called automata. This chapter only covers events relevant to the periods of AI winters without being too exhaustive in hope to extract knowledge that can be applied today. To aid understanding the phenomenon of AI Winters, the events leading up to them are examined. Many early ideas about thinking machines appeared in the late 1940s to '50s by people like Turing or Von Neumann.