CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who saw parallels in the functioning of the human brain and computers, has died.
The university says Minsky died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 88.READ MORE: 800 Nurses At Saint Vincent Hospital In Worcester Go On Strike
Minsky viewed the brain as a machine whose functioning can be studied and replicated in a computer and considered how machines might be endowed with common sense.
Daniela Rus, director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, says Minsky “helped create the vision of artificial intelligence as we know it today.”READ MORE: Harry And Meghan Detail Royal Struggles, From Discussions Of Baby's Skin Tone To Suicidal Thoughts
Minsky served in the Navy during World War II, before earning mathematics degrees from Harvard and Princeton.
He joined MIT’s faculty in 1958.
He’s survived by his wife and three children.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
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