Pi­o­neer of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence dies

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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