May 14, 2003
“AI has been brain-dead since the 1970s,” said AI guru Marvin Minsky in a recent speech at Boston University.
Minsky accused researchers of giving up on the immense challenge of building a fully autonomous, thinking machine.
“The worst fad has been these stupid little robots,” said Minsky. “Graduate students are wasting 3 years of their lives soldering and repairing robots, instead of making them smart. It’s really shocking.”