Came across the names John McCarthy and David Patterson this week in relation to possible resurgence of AI in the light of Stanford's victory in the DARPA cup. Patterson, along with Hennessy and John Cocke created RISC. McCarthy invented LISP and is said to have coined the term "A." Found some interesting recent works of Stanford's McCarthy in relation to Machine Intelligence. "When will we get human-level AI?" he asks. "Maybe 5 years. Maybe 500 years," he answers.