Jews, Church, & Civilization VII

INTRODUCTION

In 1957 Minsky moved across town to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to pursue his interest in using computers to model and understand human thought. Among others interested in AI was John McCarthy, an MIT professor of electrical engineering who had developed the LISP computer programming language and contributed to the development of time–sharing computer systems (systems in which multiple users interact with a single mainframe computer). In 1959 Minsky and McCarthy co–founded what became the MIT AI Laboratory. It quickly became one of the preeminent research centers and training grounds for the nascent field of AI. Minsky remained at MIT for the rest of his career, becoming Donner Professor of Science in 1974 and Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Laboratory in 1990.”

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online,
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/384568/Marvin–Lee–Minsky (accessed April 16, 2009)

 

1959 CE:  THE “KITCHEN DEBATE”

Dream Kitchen, American Exhibition in Moscow: Vice President Richard Nixon has an impromptu debate with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. The Soviet leader doesn’t believe that the average American family could actually potentially afford such a kitchen. Nixon insisted it could. In 1959, indeed it could.

 

1958 CE:  EXODUS

(The book…about the ship)

American novelist Leon Uris publishes Exodus.

–Revolving around the Haganah’s endeavors to land the immigrant ship “Exodus” into then–Palestine…later (1960) to become the epic movie, as well.

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