Artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky dead at 88

BOSTON (Reuters) – Marvin Minsky, the artificial intelligence pioneer who helped make machines think, leading to computers that understand spoken commands and beat grandmasters at chess, has died at the age of 88, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said. Minsky, who died on Sunday, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, the school said.SEE ALSO: Kim Richards breaks silence on ex-husband’s death in touching tribute: I lost the ‘best friend I’ve ever had’ Minsky had “a monster brain,” MIT colleague Patrick Winston, a professor of artificial intelligence and computer science, said in a 2012 interview. He could be intimidating without meaning to be because he was “such a genius,” Winston said. Minsky’s greatest contribution to computers and artificial intelligence was the notion that neither human nor machine intelligence is a single process. Instead,…

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