Submitting a proposal to extend Contract Nonr 3438 (00) to provide funds for the continuation of work in several important areas of learning-machine research. In particular, it is proposed that the major part of the future effort be concentrated in studies of: I) Interpolation or function-modelling in multi-variable systems, II) Learning machine structures composed of cascaded adaptive layers.
In response to Rome Air Development Center Purchase Request No. 152083, this proposal outlines a program of research aimed at the development of a mathematical structure sufficiently comprehensive to serve as a means for subsequently realizing a useful, economical, self-organizing machine.
We are submitting a proposal to cover continuing research in the field of self-organizing machines. The four areas of present interest are: Neural Element Development; Integral Geometry Studies; Distributed Memory Studies; Photographic-Optical Simulation of Neural Nets.
Objective: To conduct a research study and experimental investigation of techniques and equipment characteristics suitable for practical application to graphical data processing for military requirements.
A method of using photographic film and pin-hole optical wiring is proposed here that seems particularly suited for simulating an electronic data processing machine having many elements operating in parallel.