Marvin Minsky of MIT's AI Lab, dead at 88

Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and a founder of the MIT AI Lab has died on Sunday January 24, 2016 in Boston. He is of note to the Interactive Fiction community because Infocom grew out of the MIT AI lab. Several Infocom works pay homage to him, particularly “Border Zone”, which uses his surname as a faux eastern European word for “thousand”. … at-88.html