Marvin Minsky, artificial intelligence pioneer, 1927-2016

©Getty Had he lived for a few more days, Marvin Minsky would have learnt this week of the latest triumph in the field he helped to found 60 years ago. A computer beat a human champion at Go, the most intellectually complex of all board games, a decade sooner than most experts had predicted. Minsky, who has died aged 88, was a pioneer of artificial intelligence — a “towering giant”, in the words of Demis Hassabis, head of the London-based DeepMind team that developed the Go-playing computer for Google. More On this story Obituary Lois Weisberg, arts administrator, 1925-2016 Obituary Mustafa Koç, Turkish businessman, 1960-2016 Obituary George Weidenfeld, publisher, 1919-2016 Obituary André Courrèges, designer, 1923-2016 Obituary Gilbert Kaplan, publisher, 1941-2016 On this topic IN Obituaries Although today’s computers remain far…

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