Want to try your hand on an IBM punch card machine? Punched cards were widely used through much of the 20th century in the data processing industry, where specialized and increasingly complex unit record machines, organized into semiautomatic data processing systems, used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Critical record keeping was done on punch cards across many industries and dropping a stack of cards was a disaster. Come learn more about how this machine was used and punch your own souvenir card to take home during the demo from 2-4PM!
Stop by CMoA today and meet Aibo, a companion robot dog with advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Between 1-3PM, a Museum volunteer will demonstrate Aibo’s tricks and ability to follow commands. Learn more about AI including its history, where it is used today, and where it is going in the future.