Remembering Marvin Minsky, Founder Of Artificial Intelligence Field

Marvin Minsky speaks to an audience at MIT in 1987. (Robert Kaiser/AP) Back in 2004, a journalist at The Washington Post met the scientific visionary Marvin Minsky at a conference on the future of the human race. Minsky left a lasting impression. “What a character!” the journalist wrote, “Hawaiian shirt, smile as wide as a frog’s, a telescope always in his pocket, a bag full of tools on his belt including — what he said — was a cutting laser and a belt woven out of 8,000-pound test Kevlar, which he said he could unravel if he ever needed to pull his car out of a ravine.” What a character, indeed. But, more accurately, what an incredible mind. Minsky died this weekend. He was 88 years old. The MIT scientist leaves…


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Remembering Marvin Minsky, Founder Of Artificial Intelligence Field

Marvin Minsky speaks to an audience at MIT in 1987. (Robert Kaiser/AP) Back in 2004, a journalist at The Washington Post met the scientific visionary Marvin Minsky at a conference on the future of the human race. Minsky left a lasting impression. “What a character!” the journalist wrote, “Hawaiian shirt, smile as wide as a frog’s, a telescope always in his pocket, a bag full of tools on his belt including — what he said — was a cutting laser and a belt woven out of 8,000-pound test Kevlar, which he said he could unravel if he ever needed to pull his car out of a ravine.” What a character, indeed. But, more accurately, what an incredible mind. Minsky died this weekend. He was 88 years old. The MIT scientist leaves…


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