The Night a UNIVAC Computer Predicted The Next President: NOV. 4, 1952

In 1952, a UNIVAC (universal automatic computer) I mainframe computer was used to predict the result of the US presidential election. The UNIVAC was in Philadelphia where statistician Max Woodbury worked on algorithms and entered the data, and CBS’ Charles Collingwood was reporting. It was connected to a teletype machine at the CBS studios in…