Re: IA vs. AI was: longevity vs singularity
2 Aug 1999 15:35:26 -0700

On Sun, 01 August 1999, "Gina Miller" wrote:

> Paul Hughes wrote:
> .. Marvin Minsky
> can be the most contemptuous person in the
> room.

The best person to ask about his behavior is the person he belittled in front of everyone at the conference. That person was Michael Butler. Regardless of how long Michael was taking to ask the question, Minsky's outburst was completely rude and obnoxious. And this isn't the first time I've heard of Minsky publicly treating people this way. From my friends working on AI on the east coast, these sorts of outbursts are par for the course for Minsky.