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Bertie the Brain (Arcade)

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Bertie the Brain is an early computer game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Built for the 1950 Canadian National Exhibition the game allowed players to play against an AI opponent. Player input was given using a lit keypad and the state of the game displayed on panels lit by light bulbs rather than a conventional screen. An additional panel with light bulbs would show whether the player or AI was on turn. The difficulty of the AI could be adjusted by the operator.

Bertie the Brain was created to demonstrate the additron tube, which was soon surpassed by the transistor.

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Bertie the Brain Other
Bertie the Brain Other
Bertie the Brain Other Comedian Danny Kaye was photographed defeating the machine (after several attempts) for Life magazine.

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vedder (44726) added Bertie the Brain (Arcade) on Apr 30, 2017