Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory,
Inc. MARK I Perceptron Press Conference Records, 1960. Finding Aid.
Laboratory, Inc. MARK I Perceptron press conference records,
Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
1 box (0.1
written statements, news articles, and a schedule all relating to a press
demonstration of the Mark I Perceptron on June 23, 1960. The collection
includes three short reports about the machine by Albert E. Murray, Frank
Rosenblatt, and Marshall C. Yovitz. Four photographs of the machine were
removed to the photograph collection of the Charles Babbage Institute.
Photocopies of the prints are contained in the collection.
Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
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Materials were given to CBI in the 1980s.
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Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc., MARK I Perceptron Press
Conference Records (CBI 48), Charles Babbage Institute, University of
The MARK I perceptron was an experimental machine which could
automatically identify optical patterns. It was developed at Cornell
Aeronautical Laboratory under the sponsorship of the Information Systems Branch
of the Office of Naval Research and the Rome Air Development Center. Frank
Rosenblatt headed the development team at Cornell. The MARK I was an
electromechanical device built to demonstrate the feasibility of the basic
perceptron concept. Perceptrons had a significant role in artificial
intelligence research during the 1960s, although claims about the MARK I and
later perceptrons were later demonstrated to have been exaggerated. The MARK I
was first publicly demonstrated on 23 June 1960.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of one folder of records related to the
demonstration of the MARK I. Included are prepared statements, a list of
attendees, a press conference agenda, news clippings, short reports about the
MARK I by Albert E. Murray, Frank Rosenblatt, and Marshall C. Yovitz, and a
reprint of a journal article on the MARK I.
Several photographs have been removed to the CBI photograph
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Box and Folder List
MARK I perceptron press conference records, 1960. Box 1, Folder 1