7.9.07

Friday Programmer Blogging


Ada Lovelace is considered by many to be the first person to conceive of the potential value of computers, when their existence was only theoretical. She worked with Charles Babbage to create the first (again, theoretical) computer program, was a fervent advocate of his difference and analytical engines to an indifferent public, is - to my knowledge - the first person to have rigorously approached the idea of artificial intelligence (she was critical of it), and predicted that computers could revolutionise both science and society.

1 comment:

zhoen said...

Go, Ada.