Artifact Details

Title

Horizons of Science: Thinking Machines

Catalog Number

102651759

Type

Moving Image

Publisher

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Place of Publication

Princeton, NJ, US

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number VT 337
Deprecated CHM identification number VT 338

Duration

00:18:10

Dimensions

overall: 9 1/2 in

Format

16mm film

Copyright Holder

ETS

Description

Dr. Donald Horing of Princeton University explains computing principles. Claude Shannon of MIT demonstrates mouse-maze "learning" machine, and IBM 704 plays chess (examines 2800 positions in 8 minutes!). Pattern recognition demonstration by Leon Harmon, Bell Labs. Compares computers to human brain. Projects future capabilities. CU of early transistor, neural network model.