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    Sad news. In my teens I read The Turing Option - light sci fi book about the transition between humanity and AI - and it greatly influenced me.

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      May he rest in peace and watch us from above, while we are hopefully not fucking this up and destroy ourselves with artificial intelligence…

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          RIP. I very much enjoyed reading Society of Mind many years ago, and I think many of the ideas presented are still quite untapped and may play out in AI systems of the future.

          For those who may be interested, I should mention there was a recent interview with Minsky in MIT Technology Review (October 2015).