Sunday, August 9, 2009

Marvin Minsky (1927 - ) Was Born

Marvin Lee Minsky is a prominent American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of MIT's AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy.

Minsky's patents include the first head-mounted graphical display (1963) and the confocal microscope (1957), a predecessor to today's widely used confocal laser scanning microscope. He developed, with Seymour Papert, the first Logo "turtle". Minsky also built, in 1951, the first randomly wired neural network learning machine, SNARC.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Learning About How Artificial Intelligence Affects Our World
Objectives: Students will:
  • Define the term "artificial intelligence" and list devices that utilize artificial intelligence.
  • Learn about how advances in artificial intelligence affect our lives.
  • Brainstorm about an artificial intelligence device that could improve the life of students.
    Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
    Subject: Language Arts, Technology
    Materials: The article "Artificial Intelligence Hasn't Peaked (Yet)"
    Time Needed: 45 minutes
    Provided by: The New York Times (Author: Rachel McClain, The New York Times Learning Network)