Book Id: 44651 Learning in random nets. Marvin Minsky, Oliver Selfridge.

Learning in random nets.

Publisher Information: Cambridge: Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, 1960.

Minsky, Marvin (1927-2016); Oliver Selfridge (1926-2008). Learning in random nets. Reproduced typescript. [3], 17 [5]ff. Text diagrams. [Cambridge:] Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, [1960]. Without wrappers as issued. 281 x 217 mm. Slight soiling and creasing but very good.

First Printing, Very Rare Preprint Edition. Minsky, one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, joined the staff at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory in 1958, and in 1959 he and John McCarthy founded what eventually was named the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. One of his mentors was Oliver Selfridge, whom he met at the Lincoln Laboratory. Minsky and Selfridge were among the 11 attendees at the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence, considered the founding event of AI as a field.

In the present paper, one of Minsky’s first on artificial intelligence,

"We consider several kinds of learning and how random nets might achieve them. The models range from simple one-to-one switching nets to recognition of compound stimuli and to optimization with respect to a task . . . No plausible and feasible suggestions have been made about how random nets can accomplish real generalizations or construct new concepts” (f. 1).

This paper was published in Proceedings of the 4th London Symposium on Information Theory, ed. C. Cherry (London: Butterworth, 1961). Origins of Cyberspace 798 (1961 edition) .

Book Id: 44651

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