Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence And Computer Science Visionary, Dies At 88

Advertisement Marvin Minsky was a pioneer, someone who was thinking one step ahead of anyone else. He was a founding father when it comes to artificial intelligence and computer science. He was also one of the most thoughtful scientists, inspiring generations of computer scientists. He died on January 24 of a cerebral hemorrhage. After studying mathematics at Harvard and Princeton, Minsky joined the MIT faculty in 1958. “Genetics seemed to be pretty interesting, because nobody knew yet how it worked,” he told The New Yorker in a fascinating profile from 1981. “But I wasn’t sure that it was profound. The problems of physics seemed profound and solvable. It might have been nice to do physics. But the problem of intelligence seemed hopelessly profound. I can’t remember considering anything else worth…


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