One of the oldest leading figures in artificial intelligence research, considered by some the father of AI. A founder of: MIT AI Lab, MIT Media Lab, open source/content Open Mind Commonsense project. Author: many books, including the influential and accessible 'The Society of Mind'. Inventions: mechanical hands and other robotic devices, confocal scanning microscope, Muse synthesizer for musical variations (with E. Fredkin), first LOGO turtle (with S. Papert). Member: NAS, NAE and Argentine NAS. Awards: ACM Turing Award, MIT Killian Award, the Japan Prize, IJCAI Research Excellence Award, Rank Prize for Optoelectronics.
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His page. One of the pioneers of artificial intelligence; a significant contributor to cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, optics (microscopy). Published writings and links to research groups. [MIT Media Lab]
interactive, musical journey into your mind, presented simultaneously in physical and cyber space. Artistic experience based on applying Marvin Minsky's 'The Society of Mind'.
Marvin Lee Minsky: Matter, Mind and Models
Page with picture, and link to the document, which attempts to explain why people become confused by questions about the relation between mental and physical events.
Growing biography, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
Minsky's Society of Mind
If two minds are better than one, then how about two thousand? Positive review with references. [EMC/Paradigm Publishing]
The Discover Interview: Marvin Minsky
Legendary pioneer of artificial intelligence ponders brains, bashes neuroscience, suggests plan for superhuman robot servants. (January 01, 2007)
Consciousness is a Big Suitcase: A Talk with Marvin Minsky
Introduction and sizable interview. [EDGE 3rd Culture] (February 27, 1998)