Pixel Addict 17

New Pixel Addict Examines 1980s Artificial Intelligence

Last Updated on January 1, 2024

We think of artificial intellignce as a contemporary technology, but it has been around for decades. The large language models of the 2020s are just the latest stage of research that began years ago.

In Pixel Addict 17 you can learn about the CM-1, the 1980s artificial intelligence supercomputer known as The Connection Machine, and how it changed computer science. The team behind the computer are interviewed, and recall its design, evolution, and continuing impact.

PIxel Addict 17

Also in Pixel Addict 17:

  • Classic DOS PC gaming from Sierra with the iconic Gabriel Knight: Sins Of The Fathers.
  • Pixel Addict vote to decide the greatest classic games machine of all time!
  • Star Wars toy collectables: Boba Fett Electronic Figure.
  • Retrospective reviews of must-watch movies; Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within and The NET (starring Sandra Bullock).
  • The rise and fall of IBM’s RISC-powered desktop workstations.
  • The COMX-35, a rare and desirable computer from a bygone era.
  • Ginger Hippy and Matt Bowes dig up AST hardware treasure at a vintage computer graveyard!
  • Homebrew Atari Jaguar and Lynx games by Songbird Studios. Reviews include Towers II Enhanced Stargazer Edition, Sky Raider Redux and 8bit-Slicks.
  • We visit Adventure X 2023, the UK’s number one narrative gaming event.
  • Interview with Tamer Asfahani of Checkpoint, who demonstrates how primary school children’s education can be enriched utilising video games.
  • The Greaseweazle floppy disk backup and archival addon.
  • More NES coding in our assembly programmers course.
  • Regulars such as News, Homebrew Heroes and readers’ points of view.
  • Plus lots lots more..!

Orders for Pixel Addict 17 can be placed now at www.addict.media, with distribution commencing today (January 1st, 2024). Individual issues can be bought, and you can also subscribe – subscribers get a digital version in addition to the printed volume. You can also find Pixel Addict in most branches of WHSmith.

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