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Marvin Minsky, AI pioneer and MIT researcher, dead at 88

Posted on January 26, 2016 by

To say that the universe exists is silly, because it says that the universe is one of the things in the universe. So there’s something wrong with questions like, “What caused the Universe to exist?” – Marvin Minsky

With all the celebrities passing recently, I thought I would identify a great mind that has also been silenced.

Marvin Minsky was a philosopher/mathematician/Computer Science educator at M.I.T., where he co-founded their Artificial Intelligence lab.

He made many strides in the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and the mind.

Minsky was also an atheist. Here is the New York Times article about his death, and here is his Wikipedia page. Both are worthwhile reads.