Marvin Minsky ’45

Developer of artificial intelligence, Co-Founder of Artificial Intelligence Laboratories at MIT

Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of artificial intelligence, Marvin Minsky '45 also has made numerous contributions to the fields of cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics, many of which have earned him prestigious awards. An MIT faculty member since 1958, Minsky cofounded the institute’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In 1985, he became a founding member of the MIT Media Lab, where he was named the Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and where he continues to teach and mentor.

Minsky was presented with the Andover Alumni Award of Distinction in 2015. 

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