Marvin Minsky, Father of Artificial Intelligence Dies Aged 88

Marvin Minsky, one of the best known of the revolutionary thinkers of the early days of AI, robotics and computer science, has died of a cerebral hemorrhage.  News of his death was reported by MIT, where he had worked for over half a century.  Marvin Lee Minsky(August 9, 1927 – January 24, 2016) Having graduated from Harvard in 1950, Minksy studied for his PhD in mathematics at Princeton, where he built the first neural network simulator. He joined the faculty of MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1958, and co-founded, with John McCarthy the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (now the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) where he went on to try to endow machines with human-like perception and intelligence with his work, together with Seymout Papert, on the perceptron.…


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