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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Marvin Minsky (1927-2016)

Marvin Minsky, who pioneered artificial intelligence research, dies at age 88
February 5, 2016
Photo of Marvin Minsky, PhD, who was a computer scientist in the field of artificial intelligence, born 1927 and passed away in 2016. Minsky’s many inventions include the first head mounted graphical display in 1963. He created the confocal microscope in 1957, a predecessor to today’s widely used confocal laser scanning microscope. His extensive background in math enabled him to pioneer the first days of the commercial computer. He held a math doctorate from Princeton University. He’s best known for his popular mainstream books on the possibility of computers achieving human level thinking. — credit | Royal Society of Chemistry
host Robert Siegel of All Things Considered speaks to Ray Kurzweil
NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks to Ray Kurzweil, the inventor and futurist, and founder of Kurzweil Technologies, about Marvin Minsky, PhD. Minsky, who was a founding father of artificial intelligence, has died at the age of 88. Kurzweil is a Director of Engineering at Google. NPR | All Things Considered episode title | Marvin Minsky who … more…

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