Artificial intelligence pioneer dies

Marvin Minsky, a US scientist who was a pioneer in the development of artificial intelligence, has died aged 88. Source: AAP 27 Jan 2016 – 8:10 AM  UPDATED 26 MINS AGO US scientist Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in the development of artificial intelligence, has died, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says. The MIT professor emeritus died of a stroke on the weekend in a Boston hospital. He was 88. The New York-born Minsky received numerous international awards for his AI work and mentoring activities, including the Turing Award, the highest honour bestowed in the information sciences, in 1969. He was the co-founder of MIT’s AI laboratory and author of the influential books The Society of Mind and The Emotion Machine. He joined MIT’s information science and electrical engineering department in 1958 and helped…

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