Teacher of Big Ideas
Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence, MIT
6.034 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
6.xxx Human Intelligence Enterprise
Beginning in the 1970s, Patrick taught the introductory AI course to legions of students at MIT and all over the world (watch his 6.034 lectures online). Students say that 6.034 actually teaches you how to think and 6.xxx teaches you how to live your life. Many consider him their best teacher and have lived by his advice throughout their lives.
Genesis Story-Understanding Group,
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT
Heart of Genesis Group
Patrick led the Genesis Group, which focuses on modeling our keystone story-understanding competence and better understanding our intelligence in general.
B.S. '65, M.S. '67, Ph.D. '70, MIT
Friend of the Community
According to Patrick, he stepped onto the train to Boston and never left. During his 57 years at MIT, he served as the director of the MIT AI Lab from 1972 to 1997.
A beloved friend and mentor, he left us with ideas and stories that will live in us forever.
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