Music on the periphery of artificial intelligence with Marvin Minsky

Marvin Minsky at a 2008 panel discussion reflecting on his work with Stanley Kubrick Having used my Rehearsal Studio blog to write about the experience of writing both a senior thesis and a doctoral dissertation on the topic of computer music under the supervision of Marvin Minsky, who died on Sunday night of a cerebral brain hemorrhage at the age of 88, I felt I could catch up on other impressions of Minsky by reading the (updated) version of his obituary on the Web site for The New York Times. That article was written by Glenn Rifkin with contributions from John Markoff. What I felt was most important about that article was its recognition that the MIT Artificial Intelligence Project (later the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) was a source of not…


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