Rand employee Nelson G. Lucas at JOSS console
Title: Rand employee Nelson G. Lucas at JOSS console
Date: 1958 ca.
Accession: 102630759
The Johnniac computer was used in a number of groundbreaking studies, many related to artificial intelligence. For example, in the late 1950s, Carnegie Mellon University researchers Allen Newell, Herbert Simon and Cliff Shaw at the Rand Corporation, wrote the NSS chess program to run on the Johnniac. You can see the Johnniac on display in the Computer History Museum's Visible Storage area.