In the summer of 1976, the first generation of computer legends—top engineers, scientists, and software pioneers—got together to reflect on the first 25 years of their discipline at the Los Alamos National Laboratories. After a multi-year recovery and restoration process, here are never-before-seen video recordings of this unique event.
At CHM, we believe that technology at its best can solve problems, bring people together, and build a positive future. We also know that it can have negative consequences when it is not ethically developed, deployed, or used. Below is a selection of CHM videos and blog articles that explore the impact of technology on humanity—past, present, and into the future.
For decades, CHM has been collecting materials to preserve and interpret the history of artificial intelligence (AI), providing the foundation to put the present in context and understand the digital future of humanity. The ever-evolving nature of this field makes our activities both challenging and critical. Archivists and curators apply rigorous questions to every acquisition. Is it rare, unique, or precious? Does it represent an influential product, key change, or instructive failure? Was it created by a seminal inventor, or someone who has been overlooked? Does it fill a gap in knowledge? Explore highlights from the collection below.