Marvin Minsky

1927 - 2016

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Marvin Lee Minsky (August 9, 1927 – January 24, 2016) was an American cognitive and computer scientist concerned largely with research of artificial intelligence (AI). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marvin Minsky has received more than 2,058,338 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Marvin Minsky is the 14th most popular computer scientist (up from 21st in 2019), the 1,250th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,525th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Marvin Minsky ranks 14 out of 245Before him are Donald Knuth, John McCarthy, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Linus Torvalds, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, and Edgar F. Codd. After him are Ivan Sutherland, George Dantzig, Ray Kurzweil, John Backus, Ken Thompson, and Dorothy Vaughan.

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Among people born in 1927, Marvin Minsky ranks 59Before him are Mary Higgins Clark, Juan Almeida Bosque, Alan MacDiarmid, Robert Noyce, Enzo Bearzot, and John Vane. After him are Phil Hill, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Lois Maxwell, Romano Mussolini, Thomas Luckmann, and Hiroshi Yamauchi. Among people deceased in 2016, Marvin Minsky ranks 68Before him are Robert Vaughn, Jacques Rivette, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Michel Tournier, Vesna Vulović, and Sonia Rykiel. After him are Walter Kohn, Chyna, Queen Anne of Romania, Thomas Luckmann, Michel Butor, and Keith Emerson.

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Among people born in United States, Marvin Minsky ranks 1,250 out of 20,380Before him are Valerie Solanas (1936), Gerald Edelman (1929), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Claudia Goldin (1946), Evander Holyfield (1962), and Jacque Fresco (1916). After him are Edward C. Tolman (1886), Charles Sweeney (1919), Ethan Hawke (1970), Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), James Irwin (1930), and Mike Shinoda (1977).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Marvin Minsky ranks 7Before him are Grace Hopper (1906), Richard Stallman (1953), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Donald Knuth (1938), John McCarthy (1927), and Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944). After him are Ivan Sutherland (1938), George Dantzig (1914), Ray Kurzweil (1948), John Backus (1924), Ken Thompson (1943), and Dorothy Vaughan (1910).