Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Marvin Minsky Remembered For His Accomplishments, Character

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In this July 14, 1987, file photo, MIT's Marvin Minsky speaks to the audience during a panel discussion about artificial intelligence in Seattle. Minsky, a pioneer in the field, died Sunday at 88. (Robert Kaiser/AP/File)
In this July 14, 1987, file photo, MIT's Marvin Minsky speaks to the audience during a panel discussion about artificial intelligence in Seattle. Minsky, a pioneer in the field, died Sunday at 88. (Robert Kaiser/AP/File)

Some of the most celebrated names in science and technology are today remembering a giant in the field.

Marvin Minsky, who helped found the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and designed several tools that shaped the world of robotics, died last weekend in Boston. He was 88.

Those who knew Minsky best are recalling not just his accomplishments, but also his character. WBUR’s All Things Considered host Lisa Mullins spoke with a few former colleagues and friends.

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