Tomorrow: the thinking machine

United States, 1960

TV show
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A report on the only two known objects in the universe that seem capable of reasoning - the human brain and the electronic computer. Leading scientists display a computer that seems to learn as a child learns, writes a television play and plays draughts - and wins.

Credits

co-director

Nicholas Webster

Rene Bras

producer

Thomas Wolf

production company

CBS Television

Language

English

Duration

00:52:40:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29422

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Thought and thinking

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Thought and thinking

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Brain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Thought and thinking

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Computers

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Electronic intelligence

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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