Pitts, Walter J.

*(b. 1924, Detroit, MI, d. ??). Although lacking high school and college degrees, by the age of 17 Pitts was making mathematical contributions to the theory of neural networks. Pitts is best known for his contribution to "A Logical Calculus of Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity" (1943), which he co-authored with Warren McCulloch.*

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Pitts, Walter (b. 1924, Detroit, MI, d. ??). Although lacking high school and college degrees, by the age of 17 Pitts was making mathematical contributions to the theory of neural networks. Working with Nicolas Rashevsky's mathematical biophysics group at the University of Chicago, Pitts' first two publications in this area examined the properties of closed loops of neurons described in terms of differential equations. Pitts is best known for his contribution to "A Logical Calculus of Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity" (1943), which he co-authored with Warren McCulloch. In 1947, Pitts moved to MIT to work with Nobert Wiener. He also became associated with the Research Laboratory for Electronics.

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