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‘An impish sage’: Remembering Marvin Minsky onstage at TED2016

‘An impish sage’: Remembering Marvin Minsky onstage at TED2016

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Onstage at TED this evening, Danny Hillis spoke a few words to remember his friend, the artificial intelligence researcher, cognitive scientist and longtime TEDster Marvin Minsky, who died in late January of this year. As Hillis looked out into the audience, he wondered “how many of you he challenged or irritated or made laugh…” Once Minsky’s student, Hillis recalled: []

Defending the internet itself: Danny Hillis at TED2013

Defending the internet itself: Danny Hillis at TED2013

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Danny Hillis has a book. It’s a directory of everyone in the world who had an internet address in 1982, including the names, addresses and telephone numbers. And it was a very thin phonebook. That was the community. It was a tight community where everyone knew and trusted each other. Hillis has been a fixture []

Disrupt!: The speakers in Session 4 at TED2013

Disrupt!: The speakers in Session 4 at TED2013

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From all the breathless hype that surrounds the topic, you’d be forgiven for thinking that disruptive innovation was a common force throughout the world. Reality proves otherwise. In this session, we brought together a collection of individuals who have some right to the title of disruptor. Their work pushes at the boundaries of what’s expected []