|NAME:||Marvin Lee Minsky|
|OTHER INFORMATION:||Minsky was interested in artificial intelligence. He built
- one of the 1st electronic learning machines. He was
co-founder and director
of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab 1959. He has worked at
MIT since 1957.
He established General Turtle Inc. and Thinking Machines
to Feigenbaum and Feldman, "Minsky's work has been integral
to the establishment
of...artificial intelligence...the mathematical theory of
computer vision, and telepresence" (Current Biography).
He was interested
in the principle of artificial intelligence in which
computers mimic psychological
processes. Minsky wrote The Society of Mind.
A detailed page on him appears in Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Minsky
An oral history interview with him was conducted in 1989 by the Babbage Institute; details about it are at: http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/107503
|AWARDS:||1970 Turing Award (ACM)|
|OFFICES:||AAAI Pres. 1981-82|
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