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Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Records
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  • Language of Material: Undetermined
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory records
    creator: Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
    Identifier/Call Number: SC1041
    Physical Description: 184320 megabyte(s)
    Date (inclusive): 1963-2009
    Abstract: The materials consist of SAIL Dump And Restore Technique (DART) backup files, 1972-1990; digital copies of 16 mm films created from 1963-1980; handbooks; log books; manuals; and photographs and videos from the 35th SAIL reunion held in 2009.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The materials were transferred from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 2011.

    Information about Access

    The materials are partially restricted. Users may access the public corpus of the SAIL DART files from the SAILDART website: http://saildart.com/ .

    Cite As

    Stanford Artifical Intelligence Laboratory Records (SC1041). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (also known as Stanford AI Lab or SAIL) is the artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory of Stanford University. It was started in 1963 by John McCarthy, after he moved from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Stanford. From 1965 to 1980, it was housed in the D.C. Power building, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Stanford. During this period it was one of the leading centers for AI research. In 1980, its activities were merged into the university's Computer Science Department and it moved into Margaret Jacks Hall in the main Stanford campus. SAIL was reopened in 2004, with Sebastian Thrun becoming its new director. SAIL's 21st century mission is to "change the way we understand the world"; its researchers contribute to fields such as bioinformatics, cognition, computational geometry, computer vision, decision theory, distributed systems, game theory, general game playing, image processing, information retrieval, knowledge systems, logic, machine learning, multi-agent systems, natural language, neural networks, planning, probabilistic inference, sensor networks, and robotics.

    Scope and Contents note

    The materials consist of SAIL Dump And Restore Technique (DART) backup files, 1972-1990; digital copies of 16 mm films created from 1963-1980; handbooks; log books; manuals; and photographs and videos from the 35th SAIL reunion held in 2009.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Artificial intelligence.
    Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.