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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.

From the guide to the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc. MARK I Perceptron press conference records, 1960, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi])

The Mark I Perceptron was one of the first experimental machines designed to identify optical patterns. Its development was sponsored in the late 1950s by the Office of Naval Research and the Rome Air Development Center. The effort was headed by Frank Rosenblatt of the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory. Perceptrons had a significant role in artificial intelligence research during the 1960s, although claims made about the significance of the Mark I and later perceptrons were later demonstrated to have been exaggerated.

From the description of Mark I Perceptron Press Conference Records, 1960. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63287884

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referencedIn Cornell Radical Research Collective. Cornell Radical Research Collective miscellany, 1976. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Academic computing collection, circa 1950-1985 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi]
referencedIn Hollister, Solomon C. (Solomon Cady), 1891-1982. Solomon C. Hollister papers, 1904-1982, 1915-1982(bulk) Cornell University Library
referencedIn James Perkins papers, 1963-1969. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Theodore Paul Wright papers, 1911-1970 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Deane W. Malott papers, 1951-1964. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Furnas, C. C. (Clifford Cook), 1900-1969. Clifford C. Furnas papers, 1916-1978 bulk [1917-1969]. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Wright, Theodore P. (Theodore Paul), 1895-1970. Theodore Paul Wright papers, 1911-1970. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Calspan Corporation records, 1945-1973. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Solomon Cady Hollister papers, 1904-1982, 1915-1982 (bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Perkins, James Alfred, 1911-1998. James Perkins papers, 1963-1969. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America. Alpha Chapter. Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America, Alpha Chapter records, 1886-1986. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Left wing political activities printed material, 1966-1972 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America, Alpha Chapter records, 1886-1986. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Dale R. Corson papers, 1963-1977. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Malott, Deane W. (Deane Waldo), 1898-. Deane Waldo Malott papers, 1951-1963. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory. Mark I Perceptron Press Conference Records, 1960. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Left wing political activities printed material, 1966-2007. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company records, 1952-1993. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
creatorOf Cicchinelli, Alexander L.,. Frank Rosenblatt publications, 1956-1958. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Corson, Dale R. Dale R. Corson papers, 1963-1977. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Calspan Corporation. Calspan Corporation records, 1945-1973. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Charles Babbage Institute. Academic computing collection, ca.1950-1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc. MARK I Perceptron press conference records, 1960 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi]
referencedIn Hollister, Solomon Cady, b. 1891. Solomon Cady Hollister papers, 1904-1982, 1915-1982 (bulk). Cornell University Library
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