(1961) Shoebox - IBM Archives (78-013)
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An experimental device designed by IBM in 1961, the Shoebox was an early effort at mastering voice recognition. The machine would recognize 16 words spoken into its microphone and convert those sounds into electrical impulses. It was first demonstrated at the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle by its developer, William C. Dersch.