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AIL founding professor Marvin Minsky receives $540,000 award
This week the Boston Globe reported that EECS professor Marvin Minsky was honored for his work as "a founding father of artificial intelligence."
Minsky, who in 1959 co-founded the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab that then merged into CSAIL, won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, which includes a cash prize of $540,000.
Read more here: http://www.boston.com/business/innovation/2014/01/14/mit-professor-marvin-minsky-wins-award/yukHoQg3ffbMuoITPVPKRL/story.html