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Nautilus magazine
31 mins | May 13, 2020

The man who tried to redeem the world with logic

Meet Walter Pitts, the homeless genius who revolutionised AI. He helped to create the first mechanistic theory of the mind, the first computational approach to neuroscience, the logical design of modern computers and the pillars of artificial intelligence. Rising from the streets to MIT, he ultimately couldn’t escape himself. Amanda Gefter brings him to life in this remarkable article from Nautilus.

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