September 4th was the birthday of Professor Judea Pearl. The Boston Global Forum congratulates his 86th birthday to him, the 2020 World Leader in AIWS Award recipient, a Distinguished Contributor to Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment, and a Global Enlightenment Leader.
Judea Pearl is a noted computer scientist and philosopher, who gained international reputation for his work in the field of artificial intelligence, causality and Bayesian Networks. An Israeli-American, Pearl is recognized as one of the giants in the field of artificial intelligence by fellow UCLA professors. This is primarily because his work revolutionized the understanding of causality in fields of statistics, psychology, medicine and the social sciences. Interested in the philosophy of science, knowledge representation, nonstandard logics, and learning, he came up with a high-level cognitive model. His pioneering contribution in the field of artificial intelligence can be matched to none. He has been bestowed with numerous scientific awards and prizes including Association for Computing Machinery A.M. Turing Award, which is the highest distinction in computer engineering.