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Published on Feb 15, 2013
Dr. Marvin Minsky — A.I. Pioneer & Mind Theorist. Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, Media Lab http://GF2045.com/speakers.
Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts and pioneers of Artificial Intelligence. Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at M.I.T. His research led to advances in mathematics, neural and computer science, physics, psychology, computer graphics, symbolic mathematical computation, neural networks, knowledge representation, computational semantics, machine perception, symbolic learning and connectionist learning.
In this video Dr. Marvin Minsky discusses the future of human minds, possibility of overcoming death and invites participants to the second international Global Future 2045 congress (June 2013) http://www.GF2045.com.
"Everything is made of atoms, and so if you make a machine, in some sense it's made of the same kinds of material as brains are made, but organized, maybe either in very different ways, or fundamentally the same ways. No one knows very much about how the brain represents knowledge and does reasoning at the moment, so it's hard to predict how long it will take to do things like that. At some point, when we understand how brains work, then we should be able to make functional copies out of other materials."
"When will all these great things happen, of overcoming death and making people more intelligent and turning ourselves into machines with replaceable parts, so that suffering and that sort of thing will disappear? It's very hard to predict, but my impression is that progress has been slowing down rather rapidly in the last few decades, and that in the early days of cybernetics, from 1940 to 1980, we were learning more and more about the brain very rapidly, and contrary to many current opinions, I think we're learning less and less in recent years." says Dr. Marvin Minsky