Marvin Minsky, 88, dies; MIT professor helped found field of artificial intelligence

Comments Print Globe staff file Marvin Minsky, photographed at his Brookline home on Dec. 4, 2006. Marvin Minsky, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who helped found the field of artificial intelligence, which aims to create computers that mimic the human mind, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday in Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Minsky, who was 88 and lived in Brookline, counted among his honors the prestigious Turing Award for contributions to computer science. In 2014, he received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the information and communication technologies category, which included a $540,000 prize. At MIT, he was the Toshiba professor of media arts and sciences, and professor of electrical engineering and computer science. In 1959, with his colleague John McCarthy, Dr. Minsky founded what is…


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