Marvin Minsky: I always felt that I lived in a golden age and anything I did, people would say, “Yes, let’s do that.” And partly it was that starting in college and graduate school I really focused on mathematics. I became a good mathematician. And so when I started to suggest that people work on artificial intelligence, and these — I invented neural networks and things, and different ideas in psychology. And I noticed people would tell each other, “Well, that might sound nutty, but he’s a good mathematician, and he’s proved these pretty good theorems here and there.” And so if you go into a new field, it’s very nice if you — I mean, it’s sort of fake, because generally when a mathematician goes into psychology, they screw up.