Marvin Lee Minsky is a prominent American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of MIT's AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy.
Minsky's patents include the first head-mounted graphical display (1963) and the confocal microscope (1957), a predecessor to today's widely used confocal laser scanning microscope. He developed, with Seymour Papert, the first Logo "turtle". Minsky also built, in 1951, the first randomly wired neural network learning machine, SNARC.
Science Fair Project Information
Title: Finding a practical mathematical function for f(x) with genetic algorithms
Subject: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Grade level: High School Grades 10-12
Academic Level: Advanced
Project Type: Experimental
Awards: 1st place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2007)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Description: This project addresses the following problem: Given a set of points on a graph, can a computer accurately find a practical mathematical function through the use of a genetic algorithm without any prior knowledge of what function that set of points may resemble?