is a well known pioneering researcher in the field of
, with a lot of Web references and online stuff. He co-founded the
. Recipient of 1969
His impact on
is recorded in Alan Kay's paper on the
This alone makes him worth a vote in
. But who outside of software has heard of him?
Anyone who's read
. Doesn't mean they know anything non-trivial about him, of course.
Realistically that's normally not required to gain respect from the outside world! In fact, perhaps the more they really understand ...
He's one of the most vocal AI practioners around. I suppose when neural networks were once again popular in the late eighties he made several media appearances. -- ss
More on Marvin Minsky 
I've heard of Marvin Minsky recently as the mentor of W.
I can recommend TheSocietyOfMind
(1985), a book presented in one-page items, related with each other -- very much like web (or Wiki) pages. --
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