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MIT artificial intelligence, robotics pioneer feted

Award celebrates Minsky’s career

MIT professor emeritus Marvin Minsky, who led early research into robotics and artificial intelligence, has won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the information and communication technologies category.

The award, from the charitable arm of the giant Spanish bank BBVA Group, celebrates the contributions that Minsky, 86, has made during his long career of teaching and conducting research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he cofounded the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and helped start the MIT Media Lab.

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