Artifact Details

Title

MacBrain

Catalog Number

102713701

Type

Software

Date

1987

Publisher

Neuronics, Inc.

Version

1.10

Format

Loose 3.5 disk

Description

Includes documentation.

Collection Title

David Porter software collection

Curator Notes

Artificial neural networks have been known to scientists and engineers since they were first proposed by McCulloch and Pitts in 1943. Modeled on the human brain neuronal circuits, neural networks are capable of simple 'learning' and held great promise for artificial intelligence research in the 1960, '70s, and '80s. This software, written for Apple Macintosh computers, allowed users to experiment with neural networks, modifying node weights and interconnections, in an intuitive, graphically oriented way. It retailed for $250.

Credit

Gift of David Porter

Lot Number

X3481.2006