Charles Rosen (1917 – December 6th, 2002) was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and founder of SRI International’s Artificial Intelligence Center. He led the project that led to the development of Shakey the Robot, “who” now resides in a glass case at theComputerHistoryMuseum, inMountain View,California.
Raised inMontreal, Rosen became a student at Cooper Union and received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1940; he returned toMontrealto study atMcGillUniversity, where he received his M. Eng. (in communications) in 1950. While working at the General Electric Research Laboratory, in 1953 Rosen co-authored one of the first textbooks on transistor circuits. In 1956, Rosen received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering fromSyracuseUniversity(with a minor in solid state physics).
In 1957, Rosen joined the Stanford Research Institute, where he did much of his artificial intelligence work.
In 1959, Rosen co-founded Ridge Vineyards with fellow computer scientist Hewitt Crane. Under Rosen’s ownership, Ridge would go on to place fifth in the Judgment of Paris wine tasting.
6th December 2007,India overturned a 1914 law that banned women from tending bar inNew Delhi. A ruling inNew Delhi in January said women could do bar work in hotels and restaurants, ended a 92-year-old law barring their employment. In August theDelhi government sought a ban on such jobs for women. Each ofIndia’s 29 states has its own laws governing the sale of alcohol, and many restrict women working behind the bar