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'.
Right now, it’s hard to clearly imagine the future because of the current crisis in climate predictions. 'Cause it looks like in the next 50 years we will pass some critical point and the oceans will rise and the weather will get worse and the food supply will diminish and all sorts of problems like that are facing us. And I would like to see basic research increased so that we can under... make better predictions about these things and fix them, but it’s hard to be very optimistic about it.
Title: 'The current climate crisis clouds visions of the future'