Pioneering computer scientist Marvin Minsky dies at 88

Story highlights Marvin Minsky was co-founder of MIT’s artificial intelligence lab He created the modern “vision of artificial intelligence,” MIT professor says (CNN)Marvin Minsky, the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist whose contributions to artificial intelligence rank him among the leaders in his field, has died, MIT confirmed Tuesday. He was 88. The cause of his death Sunday was a cerebral hemorrhage, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The co-founder of MIT’s artificial intelligence laboratory and author of the influential 1986 book ” “The Society of Mind,” Minsky is widely credited as one of the fathers of artificial intelligence. “Marvin Minsky helped create the vision of artificial intelligence as we know it today,” Daniela Rus, director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT said in a statement.…


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