From September 13-15, 1960 the first symposium on bionics (biological electronics) took place at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. (See Reading 11.7.)
This conference included papers by Paul Armer and Seymour Papert that related to artificial intelligence.
ROBINETTE, Joan C., editor. Bionics Symposium. Living prototypes-the key to new technology. Wadd Technical Report 60-600. Dayton, OH: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Directorate of Advanced Systems Technology, Wright Air Development Division, Air Research and Development Command, U.S. Air Force, 1961.