Honoring CHM Fellow Marvin Minsky
We announce with sadness the passing on January 24 of MIT Professor and 2006 CHM Fellow Marvin Minsky.
With John McCarthy, Minsky was one of the two founders, in 1959, of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a hotbed of advanced computer research. Minsky had broad-ranging interests and made major contributions to robotics, AI, microcscopy, and mathematics. He was also an accomplished pianist.LEARN MORE
Beckman, Shockley and the 60th Anniversary of the Birth of Silicon Valley
Sixty years ago, on February 14, 1956, two remarkable people addressed a luncheon for scientists, educators and the press at San Francisco's Hotel St. Francis to announce a technology start-up. In later years this scenario would become routine and accompanied by increasing degrees of hype and promise of changing the world. None would have the same lasting impact on the fortunes of the future Silicon Valley and beyond.
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The Man Behind the Curtain of Amazon's Lab126
Gregg Zehr, president of Lab126, the Silicon Valley-based research and product development laboratory for Amazon, talks about his rural Midwestern upbringing, emergence into the tech world through companies like Apple and Palm, and the engineering of the original Amazon Kindle e-reader in his fascinating oral history.