Remembering Marvin Minsky, founding member of the Media Lab

Marvin Minsky, professor emeritus of the Media Lab, was known as the "father of artificial intelligence" through his work at MIT's CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), which he co-founded in 1959. He died Sunday, January 24, of a cerebral hemorrhage, at 88 years of age.

His obituary is available on MIT News: Marvin Minsky, “father of artificial intelligence,” dies at 88

 Minsky's worldwide influence is easily seen by the amount of media coverage:

The New York Times, January 25, 2016: Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88

MIT Media Lab, January 27: Marvin Minsky 1927-2016

MIT News, January 25, 2016: Marvin Minsky, “father of artificial intelligence,” dies at 88

The Boston Globe, January 25, 2016: Marvin Minsky, 88; MIT professor helped found field of artificial intelligence

The Washington Post, January 26, 2016: Marvin Minsky, an architect of artificial intelligence, dies at 88

Tech Review, January 26, 2016: What Marvin Minsky Still Means for AI

The Christian Science Monitor, January 26, 2016: How Marvin Minsky revolutionized artificial intelligence

Wired, January 26, 2016: We Asked a Robot to Write an Obit for AI Pioneer Marvin Minsky

The Edge, January 26, 2016: Remembering Minsky

The Jerusalem Post, May 13, 2014: For artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky, computers have soul

Marvin Minsky's Media Lab Page

Twitter: Marvin Minsky | Facebook: Marvin Minsky

Video: Marvin Minsky receiving a gift at the Media Lab's 30th anniversary celebration, October 30, 2015

A celebration of Minsky’s life will be held at the MIT Media Lab later this year.