Lot #5060
Artificial Intelligence: Minsky, Leary, Selfridge, Kurzweil, etc. (11) Documents Signed

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Estimate: $1000+


Eleven documents signed by innovators and thinkers in the area of artificial intelligence, each one page, 8.5 x 11, dated from 1983 to 1988, all being release forms for Charles Mann's 'Powersharing Series.' Signers are: Oliver Selfridge, who wrote important early papers on neural networks and is known as the 'Father of Machine Perception'; Marvin Minsky, who co-founded MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Timothy Leary, the famous advocate for psychedelic drugs who proclaimed that 'the PC is the LSD of the 1990s'; Ray Kurzweil (3), famed inventor and futurist who writes frequently on AI; Seymour Papert, known for his research in AI and learning theories at MIT; Edward Feigenbaum, known as the 'Father of Expert Systems'; Philippe Kahn, credited with creating the first camera phone and holder of patents involved in AI modeling; George Gilder, an economist and writer on artificial intelligence; and Esther Dyson, a journalist and investor in AI-related startups. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelopes for the Papert and one of the Kurzweil documents.

From the Charles Mann Powersharing Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Apple, Jobs, and Computer Hardware
  • Dates: #644 - Ended August 18, 2022