Project MAC

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Project MAC (the acronym 'MAC' had various expansions, originally 'Mathematics and Computation'; later 'Multiple Access Computer', 'Machine Aided Cognition', and 'Man and Computer' were added) was formed at MIT in 1963 as a home for most computer research. "In November 1962, Licklider suggested to Professor Fano that IPTO fund a project whose goal was to bring together the many researchers at MIT interested in computers".

In 1970, the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory split off, and in 1975 most of the remnants organized themselves into the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.

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