Nobody really knows how the brain works. And so I paint a picture of how you could have a lot of stupid things—because computers are stupid—that could get together and do the kinds of things that we admire in children and people, and the sort of things that we’re used to in a person.

Marvin Minsky

Born: August 9, 1927

Died: January 24, 2016 (Age 88)

Marvin Lee Minsky was an American cognitive scientist concerned largely with research of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts concerning AI and philosophy.

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