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Document Details


Title: Marvin L. Minsky
Local code: OH 179
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Minsky describes artificial intelligence (AI) research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Topics include: the work of John McCarthy; changes in the MIT research laboratories with the advent of Project MAC; research in the areas of expert systems, graphics, word processing, and time-sharing; variations in the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) attitude toward AI with changes in directorship; and the role of ARPA in AI research.
Extent: 58 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=201
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Minsky, Marvin Lee, 1927-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1927
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Researcher
Age at speaking: 62
Document location: Cambridge, MA
Document date: 01-Nov-1989
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L.
Organizations discussed: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Locations discussed: Cambridge, MA; Massachusetts; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Artificial intelligence; Cambridge, MA; Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; Massachusetts; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; North America; Oral history; Research; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024011-25554