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Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, who broke the Nazi encryption machine Enigma, came up with a history-changing question, “Can machines think?” in 1950. The actual research began in 1956, at a conference held at Dartmouth College (a lot of the inventions have come into the picture, thanks to the Ivy League). A couple of attendees at the conference were the ones who came up with the idea and also the name “Artificial Intelligence”. But since the whole idea was new, people didn’t buy the idea and funding for further research was pulled off. This period, the 1950s – 1980s was called “AI Winter”. In the early 1980s however, the Japanese government saw a future in AI and started funding the field again. As this was interconnected to the electronics and computer science fields, there was a sudden spike in those as well. The first AI machine was introduced to the world in 1997; IBM’s Deep Blue became the first computer to beat a chess champion when it defeated Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov. And that was the advent of a massive field called “AI”.