Marvin Minsky

As you might have read in the news on January 24, 2016, Marvin Minsky, AI (Artificial Intelligence) pioneer died at the age of 88 from cerebral hemorrhage. This is really sad news for all for us, because artificial intelligence is a topic of science that could save the world of the future.

During the MIT Media Lab 30th Anniversary, I actually listened to Marvin Minsky talk about the growth of Artificial Intelligence throughout the years. Prof. Minsky said that “his impression of the last 10 years is that there has been little growth in artificial intelligence and that we are just improving systems that aren’t really good and haven’t changed much in the last two decades.” During the 1950s and 60s when artificial intelligence was a completely new topic, Marvin Minsky and his fellow colleagues discovered something new every 2 to 3 days. Now, Marvin Minsky says, “It is 2 to 3 years. The rest of the world just doesn’t get it.”. Prof. Minsky thinks that the best idea for this is to get rid of big companies whose ideas don’t even work and support the individuals who have great ideas.

I hope that the world can learn from the lessons that Prof. Minsky has taught us. We should follow the advice he has given us to a bigger, brighter future.

 

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