Marvin Minsky: The passing of an AI pioneer

While Mr. Minsky sadly passed away last Sunday in Boston, his legacy at MIT and the AI community lives on. Minsky,  a computer science educator at MIT, was an early advocate of the potential for artificial intelligence to enhance human life. Minsky co-founded the MIT Artificial Intelligence Project (now called the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) and was influential in advancing modern robotics through his development of visual sensors and mechanical hands with tactile sensors. We remember Mr. Minsky with admiration and gratitude for the mark he made on MIT and the scientific world at large. 

Source: The MIT Tech Review (Online Edition)