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Marvin Minsky

The late Marvin L. Minsky was Donner Professor of Science in MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

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An Introduction to Computational Geometry

Perceptrons—the first systematic study of parallelism in computation—has remained a classical work on threshold automata networks for nearly two decades. It marked a historical turn in artificial intelligence, and it is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the connectionist counterrevolution that is going on today.

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Edited by Marvin Minsky

This book collects a group of experiments directed toward making intelligent machines. Each of the programs described here demonstrates some aspect of behavior that anyone would agree require some intelligence, and each program solves its own kinds of problems. These include resolving ambiguities in word meanings, finding analogies between things, making logical and nonlogical inferences, resolving inconsistencies in information, engaging in coherent discourse with a person, and building internal models for representation of newly acquired information.