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Marvin Minsky Quotes and Sayings

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No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it's doing;
but most of the time,
we aren't either.
- Marvin Minsky

There are three basic approaches to AI:
Case-based,
rule-based, and connectionist reasoning.
- Marvin Minsky

There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI;
for instance,
those captured in Blocks World.
The people building physical robots learned nothing.
- Marvin Minsky

In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.
- Marvin Minsky

 

Around 1967 Dan Bobrow wrote a program to do algebra
problems based on symbols rather than numbers.
- Marvin Minsky

Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals.
For example, it makes no difference whether a single
car drives on the left or on the right.
But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
- Marvin Minsky

I think Lenat is headed in the right direction,
but someone needs to include a knowledge base about learning.
- Marvin Minsky

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Kubrick's vision seemed to be that humans are doomed,
whereas Clarke's is that humans are moving on to a
better stage of evolution.
- Marvin Minsky

You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
- Marvin Minsky

I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy's
comment to the effect that if we worked really hard,
we'd have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years.
- Marvin Minsky

The basic idea in case-based, or CBR,
is that the program has stored problems and solutions.
Then, when a new problem comes up, the program tries
to find a similar problem in its database by finding
analogous aspects between the problems.
- Marvin Minsky

If you just have a single problem to solve,
then fine, go ahead and use a neural network.
But if you want to do science and understand how to choose architectures,
or how to go to a new problem, you have to understand
what different architectures can and cannot do.
- Marvin Minsky

We wanted to solve robot problems and needed some vision,
action, reasoning, planning, and so forth.
We even used some structural learning,
such as was being explored by Patrick Winston.
- Marvin Minsky

This is a tricky domain because, unlike simple arithmetic,
to solve a calculus problem - and in particular to perform integration -
you have to be smart about which integration technique should be used:
integration by partial fractions,
integration by parts, and so on.
- Marvin Minsky

I heard that the same thing occurred in a scene in Alien,
where the creature pops out of the chest of a crewman.
The other actors didn't know what was to happen;
the director wanted to get true surprise.
- Marvin Minsky

Once when I was standing at the base,
they started rotating the set and a big,
heavy wrench fell down from the 12 o'clock position of the set,
and got buried in the ground a few feet from me.
I could have been killed!
- Marvin Minsky

Stanley Kubrick knew we had good graphics around MIT
and came to my lab to find out how to do it.
We had some really good stuff.
I was very impressed with Kubrick; he knew all the
graphics work I had ever heard of,
and probably more.
- Marvin Minsky

By the way, it was his simulations that helped out in Jurassic Park -
without them,
there would have been only a few dinosaurs.
Based on his techniques, Industrial Light and Magic
could make whole herds of dinosaurs race across the screen.
- Marvin Minsky

When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision,
he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against
the problem of knowledge representation;
he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems.
- Marvin Minsky

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie


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