Born in 1927, Marvin Minsky is one of the pioneers of the field of Artificial Intelligence, founding the MIT AI lab in 1970. He has also made many contributions to the fields of mathematics, cognitive psychology, robotics, optics and computational linguistics. Since the 1950s, he has attempted to define and explain human cognition, the ideas of which can be found in his two books, "The Emotion Machine" and "The Society of Mind". His many inventions include the first confocal scanning microscope, the first neural network simulator (SNARC) and the first LOGO 'turtle'.
And I was in boot camp when Japan surrendered, so I had been in the Navy for just a few months… in… in the Chicago area. And strangely enough, there were four or five… this was a company of about 200 recruits, most of whom were rather relatively ignorant people from the middle of the United States, and I remember being astonished at meeting people who didn’t know how to swim.
Title: Meeting people in the Navy who couldn't swim