AI Timeline

  • 1956

    The term "artificial intelligence" was coined at a conference at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire.1

  • 1969

    Apollo 11's lunar module, Eagle, lands on the moon guided by a computer coded to recognize and respond to various sequences and potential emergencies.

  • 1997

    IBM's Deep Blue became the first computer to beat a chess champion when it defeated Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov.1

    Dragon launched Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a continuous speech and voice recognition program for general-purpose use with a vocabulary of 23,000 words.2

  • 2014

    Voice recognition software specifically for veterinarians and practice information management systems introduced.3

    Pet activity trackers marketed.4

  • 2015

    Ask.Vet launched the first digital veterinary triage service.

  • 2016

    Realistic models of dogs with blood flow, breathing and a heartbeat used to teach anatomy.5

  • 2017

    FDA allows marketing of first whole slide imaging system for digital pathology.3

  1. "A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence," Live Science, December 4, 2014. Accessed September 27, 2019.
  2. "History of Speech & Voice Recognition and Transcription Software," Focus Medical Software. Accessed September 27, 2019.
  3. "Want to Save 90 Minutes a Day?" Talkingvet. Accessed September 27, 2019.
  4. "Fitness Trackers for Pets," WebMD. Accessed September 27, 2019.
  5. "Realistic Dog Model Created in Effort to Replace Canine Cadavers for Veterinary Surgical Teaching," dvm360, June 20, 2016. Accessed September 27, 2019.
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