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), co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts concerning AI and philosophy.Minsky received many accolades and honors, including the 1969 Turing Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marvin Minsky has received more than 1,452,103 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Marvin Minsky is the 20th most popular computer scientist (down from 12th in 2019), the 1,599th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,044th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Marvin Minsky ranks 20 out of 205Before him are Ray Kurzweil, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Vint Cerf, George Dantzig, Larry Page, and Alan Kay. After him are John Backus, Sergey Brin, Leonard Kleinrock, Dorothy Vaughan, Maurice Wilkes, and Larry Tesler.

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Among people born in 1927, Marvin Minsky ranks 83Before him are Lee Konitz, John Vane, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Robert Shaw, and Megumu Tamura. After him are Ram Narayan, Alan MacDiarmid, Günter Guillaume, Jean-Claude Pascal, Eartha Kitt, and Gabdulkhay Akhatov. Among people deceased in 2016, Marvin Minsky ranks 78Before him are David Hamilton, Iolanda Balaș, Tony Burton, Kenny Baker, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, and Michal Kováč. After him are René Angélil, Henry Heimlich, Seymour Papert, Walter Kohn, Maria Teresa de Filippis, and André Courrèges.

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Among people born in United States, Marvin Minsky ranks 1,599 out of 15,968Before him are George Stevens (1904), Lady Bird Johnson (1912), Art Tatum (1909), Alan Kay (1940), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), and Doc Holliday (1851). After him are Henry Heimlich (1920), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), William Standish Knowles (1917), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Sam Loyd (1841), and Charles G. Dawes (1865).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Marvin Minsky ranks 13Before him are Ray Kurzweil (1948), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), Vint Cerf (1943), George Dantzig (1914), Larry Page (1973), and Alan Kay (1940). After him are John Backus (1924), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Larry Tesler (1945), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), and Ward Cunningham (1949).