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Marvin Minskyby Anant Jain
Marvin Minsky (1927-2016) was one of the pioneers of the field of Artificial Intelligence, founding the MIT AI lab in 1970. He also made many contributions to the fields of mathematics, cognitive psychology, robotics, optics and computational linguistics. Since the 1950s, he had been attempting to define and explain human cognition, the ideas of which can be found in his two books, The Emotion Machine and The Society of Mind. His many inventions include the first confocal scanning microscope, the first neural network simulator (SNARC) and the first LOGO 'turtle'.
One of my favorite videos by him is: Making the most useless machine
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Donald Knuthby Matthew Jones
Born in 1938, American computing pioneer Donald Knuth is known for his greatly influential multi-volume work, The Art of Computer Programming, his novel Surreal Numbers, his invention of TeX and METAFONT electronic publishing tools and his quirky sense of humor.
Here's one of my favorite videos of his: My Advice to young people.
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Introduce yourself!by Prabhav Jain
It's our pleasure to have you here at Commonlounge! We hope this can be an amazing place for you to interact with each other, share and discuss interesting stories of inspiring people, and ask each other questions.
From Christopher Sykes:
This is a place for people who take pleasure in finding things out about the world and everything that goes on in it - science, art, literature, politics, places. I'm fascinated by what people do with the short time in which they find themselves here, on this little planet in the corner of one galaxy among billions of other galaxies.
Hit that blue Reply button and introduce yourself! Tell us a little about yourself, and what kind of things you wish to see here!
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Stan Leeby Keshav Dhandhania
The creative genius of American writer, Stan Lee, who was born in 1922, brought us 'Spider Man', 'X-Men' and 'The Hulk'. They climbed tall buildings and fought the bad guys, but had normal worries too, about love, acceptance and family. Readers loved them and Marvel Comics, with Lee at the helm, went on to become hugely successful. In 2010 the Stan Lee Foundation was founded to focus on literacy, education and the arts. On January 4, 2011 Lee received the 2428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Feynman: Fun to Imagineby Prabhav Jain
The great American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman sits in an armchair and talks about some of the wonders of the world. Originally a BBC TV series called 'Fun to Imagine', broadcast in 1983.
First of 11 videos
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Being Chemistryby Tracy Stewart