Marvin Minsky

1927 - 2016

Marvin Minsky

Marvin Lee Minsky (August 9, 1927 – January 24, 2016) was an American cognitive 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, such as the 1969 Turing Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marvin Minsky has received more than 1,095,098 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Marvin Minsky ranks 12 out of 187Before him are Donald Knuth, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Niklaus Wirth, John McCarthy, and Linus Torvalds. After him are Edgar F. Codd, Ray Kurzweil, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Ken Thompson, Vint Cerf, and Alan Kay.

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Among people born in 1927, Marvin Minsky ranks 51Before him are Robert Hossein, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Harry Mulisch, Harry Markowitz, Leszek Kołakowski, and Jacques Mayol. After him are Sydney Brenner, Steve Ditko, Robert Noyce, Raúl Alfonsín, Phil Hill, and Vernon L. Smith. Among people deceased in 2016, Marvin Minsky ranks 58Before him are Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Sonia Rykiel, George Kennedy, Edgar Mitchell, Michel Galabru, and Michèle Morgan. After him are Michel Tournier, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Thomas Schelling, Junko Tabei, Patricio Aylwin, and Toots Thielemans.

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Among people born in United States, Marvin Minsky ranks 1,044 out of 12,171Before him are Eleanor H. Porter (1868), Steve Bannon (null), Keith Haring (1958), Bob Kane (1915), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), and Scarlett Johansson (1984). After him are Andre Agassi (1970), Richard F. Heck (1931), George Davis Snell (1903), Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861), Albert Pike (1809), and Hiram Bingham III (1875).