TYPE: Documents (Loose)
DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11
COMPONENTS: Eleven documents
CONDITION: In overall fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelopes for the Papert and one of the Kurzweil documents.
ITEM ID: 5342
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AI Innovators Signed Release Forms

Decade: 1980s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Eleven signed documents (release forms) by innovators and thinkers in the area of artificial intelligence, 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 Al;

Seymour Papert, known for his research in Al 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 Al modeling;

George Gilder, an economist and writer on artificial intelligence;

and Esther Dyson, a journalist and investor in Al-related startups.