Pioneer of artificial intelligence dies
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who saw parallels in the functioning of the human brain and computers has died. Marvin Minsky was 88.
The university says Minsky died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Minsky viewed the brain as a machine whose functioning can be studied, and replicated in a computer and considered how machines might be endowed with common sense.