Marvin Minsky, artificial intelligence pioneer, dies of brain hemorrhage at 88

MIT Professor Emeritus Marvin Minsky has died at the age of 88. (Credit: Louis Fabian Bachrach via MIT) Marvin Minsky, the computer scientist who helped blaze the trail for virtual smartphone assistants and other manifestations of artificial intelligence, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Sunday at the age of 88.Word of Minsky’s passing came today from his family as well as from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Minsky worked on the foundations of AI since the 1950s. As the co-founder of MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, now known as the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Minsky contributed to the decades-long drive to make machines more humanlike – through the development of robotic hands and neural networks, as well through his musings on the philosophical underpinnings of intelligence. His seminal book on the subject was “The…


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