Combining her passion for books with her interest in science and artificial intelligence, Pamela McCorduck has made a name for herself as an expert in her field. She believes that artificial intelligence is unique but not something to be frightened of, and that if it is treated with respect, it can change everything. To spread her views and research, she authored nonfiction pieces like, “Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence,” “The Universal Machine: Confessions of a Technological Optimist,” and “The Fifth Generation: Artificial Intelligence and Japan's Computer Challenge to the World.” The highlight of Mrs. McCorduck’s career was receiving a highly positive review for “Machines Who Think.” She was thrilled that all of her hard work and contributions to the industry were appreciated.
Over the years, Mrs. McCorduck enhanced her knowledge with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Columbia University in the City of New York, and connected with her peers by lecturing at her graduate alma mater for 10 years. It was also there that she wrote and published her first novel, “Familiar Relations.” Some of her later fiction books include “The Edge of Chaos,” and “Bounded Rationality.”
Moving forward, Mrs. McCorduck plans to work on a memoir on early artificial intelligence and to pursue her love for learning new things. Her achievements and longstanding dedication to her work led her to be featured in Who’s Who of America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in Entertainment, and Who’s Who in American Education. Her efforts also led to her membership in The Century Association and her previous leadership roles with PEN America.