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Marvin Minsky
(9 Aug 1927 - )

American cognitive scientist and computer scientist who founded the MIT Artificial Intelligence Project and has also contributed to the fields of cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics.


Science Quotes by Marvin Minsky (3 quotes)

But just as astronomy succeeded astrology, following Kepler's discovery of planetary regularities, the discoveries of these many principles in empirical explorations of intellectual processes in machines should lead to a science, eventually.
[Co-author with South African mathematician, Seymour Papert (1928- )]
— Marvin Minsky
Artificial Intelligence (1973), 25.
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I bet the human brain is a kludge
— Marvin Minsky
In Gary William Flake, The Computational Beauty of Nature (2000), 383.
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You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
— Marvin Minsky
In Rebecca Herold, Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program (2005), 101.
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