The Growing Timeline of AI Milestones

The Growing Timeline of AI Milestones

The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

The tech we use nowadays is the outcome of a number of artificial intelligence milestones achieved by many unsung heroes. We travelled back in time and compiled a list of all significant artificial intelligence achievements that have allowed us to enjoy our current lifestyle. Let’s take a look at AI evolution over time. The timeline below highlights AI milestones that have been achieved throughout history. These achievements can be found in all areas of Artificial Intelligence. Because this is a growing timeline, new milestones will be updated on a regular basis.


Oct 2011

IBM Simulates The Human Brain Up To 4.5 Percent

IBM simulates the human brain

IBM simulates the human brain using Blue Gene supercomputer. The human brain is a huge network of neurons and synapses at their edges. The human brain has 20 billion neurons with more than 200 trillion synapses. To simulate the whole human brain, huge computational power is required. In other animal..Read more

Oct 2011

Apple Launched SIRI On iPhone 4s

Apple Launched SIRI

Apple launched SIRI as its first voice assistant program released with iPhone 4S. Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface (SIRI) uses voice commands to perform certain tasks from the user. These voice commands include calling someone, setting the alarm, sending an email, opening text messages, question-answers, asking for recommendations, using multiple..Read more

May 2011

D-wave Sys Announces D-wave One, World’s First Commercially Available Quantum Computer

D-wave One

D-wave One was a 128 Qubit chipset system that uses Quantum Annealing. Quantum Annealing is a metaheuristic approach to find a global minimum. The processor used in it was named Rainier, and it performs a single mathematical function, Discrete Optimization. The computer was quoted worth $ 10 million. Read more..Read more

Feb 2011

Google Brain Project Founded By Andrew Ng

Google Brain Project

Google Brain project is Google’s deep learning artificial intelligence group. It was established to combine open-end machine learning concepts with information systems and huge computing resources. AI encryption systems, Google translate, and image enhancement was the main focus of the Brain. Read more February, 2011  

Feb 2011

The Nano Remote-control Hummingbird by AeroVironment

Remote-control Hummingbird

It was first developed by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in the United States. This Remote-control Hummingbird came with motors, a battery, a video camera, and a communication system weighing less than a AA battery. This technology paves a new pathway for the new class of surveillance vehicles. Read..Read more

Sep 2010

DeepMind Technologies Came Into Existence

DeepMind Technologies

It is a British AI company acquired by Google in 2014, under Alphabet Inc’s subsidiary. The most amazing products of DeepMind Technologies are Neural Turing Machine, AlphaFold, Wavenet and WaveRNN, and AlphaGO. In 2014, DeepMind received “Company of the Year” award from Cambridge Computer LaboratoryRead more September, 2010

Jul 2010

Robotic Exoskeleton OR Bionic Legs developed by Rex

Robotic Exoskeleton

Rex company in New Zealand prepared a pair of bionic legs for paraplegics and people in wheelchairs. This robotic exoskeleton is highly stable and uses Velcro and buckles for providing extraordinary support. Read more July, 2010

Jan 2010

iCub Humanoid Robot

iCub Humanoid Robot

iCub Humanoid Robot of 1m in height was used to research human cognition at IIT, Itlay. It was able to express emotions as it had tactile sensors for interaction with the environment. Read more January, 2010

Jan 2010

IBM’s Watson Computer Beated Humans In Intelligence

IBM’s Watson computer came with the intelligence to beat human champions on the game show Jeopardy. It was trained on analyzing natural language to answer the questions during the game. Plus, it could answer more rapidly and accurately than humans. Read more January, 2010

Jan 2010

First 3D Printer Was Introduced Commercially

First 3D Printer

The First 3D printer hit the market first time in 2010, and Dr. Gabor Forgacs used a bioprinter to print the first blood vessel. The engineers at the University of Southampton built the first 3D aircraft in seven days and flew it successfully. Read more January, 2010

Aug 2009

Microsoft Developed Kinect: A Device For Tracking Body’s Posture


The Kinect device used was able to track the body’s posture by using structured-light computational stereo technology. It was one of the fastest-selling consumer electronics devices and claimed the Guinness World Record. Microsoft sold 8 million units of it within sixty days of its release. Read more August, 2009

Apr 2009

The Scientist Robot Adam

Scientist Robot Adam

The creators of Scientist Robot Adam were the engineers at Aberystwyth University and the University of Cambridge. This automated scientist demonstrated active machine learning for formulating hypotheses, designing experiments, and ran tests to investigate orphan enzymes in the yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae. Read more April, 2009

Dec 2008

Original E-Skin By The Engineers At The University Of Tokyo


They used carbon nanotubes to develop a thin E-Skin that gave the robot a better sense of touch and better electricity flow. The material was used on the steering wheels of cars to access the driver’s physiology. Read more December, 2008

Jan 2008

OpenCog Artificial Intelligence Platform Was Launched

OpenCog Artificial Intelligence Platform

OpenCog artificial intelligence platform is open-source and comes with the main component OpenCog Prime designed by Ben Goertzel. It was based on robotic architecture and virtual embodied cognition for generating true Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). It was written in C++, Python, and Scheme on a Linux platform. Read more January,..Read more

Oct 2007

I-LIMB: World’s First Commercially Available Prosthetic Hand


Touch Bionics created the hand with multi-articulating activity. It was capable of movement and could grip on larger objects. In one year, 200 patients got I-LIMB hands. Read more October, 2007    

Oct 2006

The Netflix Prize Competition Launched By Netflix

Netflix Prize competition

The company aimed to conduct a Netflix Prize competition using machine learning, which could beat their recommendation software in the accuracy of predicting a viewer’s rating. Read more October, 2006

Sep 2006

LOPES (Exoskeleton)


The mission of the LOPES (exoskeleton) project was to develop a rehabilitation robot for treadmill training. Its target was those patients who have lost their motor control in a stroke. The robot can reduce the physical load on the patient. Read more September, 2006

Jun 2006

Spykee Robotic Toy Manufactured By Erector/Meccano

Spykee Robotic

The team prepared this Spykee Robotic Toy with a USB webcam, microphone, and speakers. The owner can control it via his computer as it can move in different directions. Plus, it can take pictures, make videos, listen to its surrounding, and many more. Read more  June, 2006

May 2006

The Robot Surgeon will See You Now

Robot Surgeon

The robot was developed with over 10,000 actual operations information. The robot surgeon spent 50 minutes on a 34 years old man’s heart during a surgical procedure. Read more May, 2006

May 2006

The Mondo Spider Robot Designed By Leigh Christie

Mondo Spider Robot

The Mondo Spider Robot has eight walking steel legs working like a machine and move by using Klann Linkage. The given vehicle can carry one person with a maximum speed of about 4 feet per second. Read more May, 2006

May 2006

The first Artificial intelligent Silicon Retina

first Artificial intelligent Silicon Retina

This first Artificial Intelligent silicon retina was constructed in silico to activate the response of the four primary ganglion cell types that drive the visual cortex and produced 3600 spiking outputs. It paved new ways for a neural prosthesis in matching dimensions with the biological retina. Read more May, 2006

Apr 2006

The Roboreptile Manufactured By Sphero Ltd


This robotic toy Roboreptile has infrared and sound sensors to explore its surrounding. It can also avoid obstacles coming it’s way. Its user can operate it in different modes where it can behave like other real animals. Read more April, 2006

Apr 2006

Genibo QD: A Robotic Dog By The Korean Company Dasarobot

Genibo QD

Genibo QD was a pet robot having a dog-like appearance and behavior. It has cameras, sensors, and voice commands to share emotions with its user. Further, it can identify its surrounding by using its installed tools. Read more April, 2006

Nov 2005

The Blue Brain Project

Blue Brain Project

This Blue Brain Project was a Swiss neuroscience mission to stimulate the mammalian brain realistically at molecular details. Read more November, 2005

Oct 2005

First Autonomous Vehicle Developed By Stanford University

First Autonomous Vehicle

DARPA challenged to develop the first autonomous vehicle that couldn’t require any human assistance to A team from Stanford University developed an autonomous vehicle, which could travel 175-mile in the desert without any human supervision. Read more October, 2005

Aug 2005

Nengo (Neural Engineering Object) Software Prepared By The University of Waterloo, Canada


Nengo is an Open-source software that provided specific tools to allow large groups of neurons to function collectively. Plus, they also offered low-level electrophysiological details. It’s straightforward for simulating large-scale neural systems. Read more August, 2005

Jun 2005

First BigDot Robot By Boston Dynamics

BigDot Robot

First BigDot Robot can carry 150 Kg of weight by Boston Dynamics used as war machines. Boston Dynamics created this robot that uses its four legs to traverse rough terrains. Read more June, 2005

Feb 2005

Numenta Founded By Jeff Hawkings


Jeff Hawkings (creator of Palm PDA) established a company Numnta, whose mission was to understand the working of the neocortex so that this natural work machine can be mimic to machines that can perform in the same way. NuPIC is their open-source project that is supported by python2.7. Major applications..Read more

Jan 2005

The First Reproductive Robot by Cornell University Researchers

First Reproductive Robot

The robot was not reproductive in a medical sense, but it was efficient enough in producing its replica. The researchers built this first reproductive robot with computerized cubes and magnets to link and swivel them together. It proved that replication is not the process that occurs only in living organisms...Read more

Nov 2004

Zoe: A Solar-Powered Autonomous Robot


The Zoe robot came with sensors to detect microorganisms and find the distribution of life in the Atacama Desert. The tasks trained to the Zoe robot are helpful in the exploration of life on Mars. It is, in fact, a 4 wheel rover with a drill to collect samples beneath..Read more