Continuing our little mini series on speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
Professor of E.E.C.S., MIT
Marvin Minsky has made many contributions
to AI, cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics,
and optics. In recent years he has worked chiefly on imparting to machines the
human capacity for commonsense reasoning.
His conception of human intellectual
structure and function is presented in two books: The Emotion Machine and The
Society of Mind (which is also the title of the course he teaches at MIT). He
received the BA and PhD in mathematics at Harvard (1950) and Princeton (1954).
In 1951 he built the SNARC, the first neural network simulator. His other
inventions include mechanical arms, hands and other robotic devices, the
Confocal Scanning Microscope, the "Muse" synthesizer for musical
variations (with E. Fredkin), and one of the first LOGO "turtles".
professor with MIT’s Media Lab and AI Lab, he is a member of the NAS, NAE and
Argentine NAS. In addition, he has received the ACM Turing Award, the MIT
Killian Award, the Japan Prize, the IJCAI Research Excellence Award, the Rank
Prize and the Robert Wood Prize for Optoelectronics, and the Benjamin Franklin
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