On the Passing of Marvin Minsky, Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence

We are all sort of living in Marvin Minsky’s mind. Philosopher Minsky, MIT Professor Minsky, 1969 Turing Award Winner Minsky passed away in Boston on Sunday from cerebral hemorrhaging. Minsky co-founded the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory with John McCarthy in 1959. The laboratory was a hive of modern innovation and invention. The first prototype of the internet was conceived there.The notions of digital communication were conceived there. Revolutionary software design was conceived there. Marvin Minsky’s work had a profound impact on our world and his ideas still promote the idea that technology, especially artificial intelligence, can save humankind from itself. Minksy was a polymath like no other. While studying mathematics at Harvard, he studied music and blossomed into an accomplished pianist who could compose Bach-like fugues.Minksy also built visual scanners, microscopes,…


Link to Full Article: On the Passing of Marvin Minsky, Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence