The WEIZAC Challenge: Building an Electronic Brain in Rehovot

  • Leo CorryEmail author
  • Raya Leviathan
Part of the SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSHIST)


This chapter describes the challenges faced by the leaders of the WEIZAC project: the institutional challenge, the human challenge, the material challenge (comprising the bulding of an adequate lab, purchasing the components, and ensuring the budget), the implementation challenge (comprising both building WEIZAC and having it reach the operational stage) and, finally, the scientific challenge, invovling the question of how to make the most of the machine on behalf of the research projects of the institute.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of HumanitiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Science Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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