RIP: Artificial Intelligence Visionary Marvin Minsky Dies At 88

Marvin Minsky, the founding father of artificial intelligence and whose work inspired the creation of personal computers, died at a hospital in Boston on Sunday night. The cause of his death was a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 88. Professor Minsky was survived by his wife Gloria Rudisch, two daughters and a son. Marvin Minsky is hailed as one of the most thoughtful scientists. Marvin Minsky co-founded the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory During his long tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Minsky laid the foundation for artificial intelligence by showing the possibilities of bringing common-sense reasoning to computers. He studied mathematics at Harvard and Princeton before joining the MIT faculty in 1958. Professor Minsky believed that there was little difference between the human thinking process and that of machines. In 1959,…


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