We’re like Prometheus, not like god: AI pioneer Marvin Minsky (1927 – 2016) on how evolution …

Marvin Minsky, pioneer and doyen in the field of artificial intelligence, died on Sunday night in Boston at the age of 88. Minsky was one of the founders of the Artifical Intelligence Project in 1959 that later became the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Minsky was one of the first people to demonstrate that machines could be made to perform common sense reasoning, thus moving them from being glorified office assistants to helping extend the range of human endeavour. Minsky did some of the initial research on artificial neural networks and built a learning machine back in 1951 when he was studying mathematics at Princeton. This technology is the basis of cutting edge robotics and deep learning, a hotbed of activity for today’s tech giants Google,…


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