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Ada Byron Lovelace And The Thinking Machine

Author : Laurie Wallmark
ISBN : 9781939547200
Genre : Computer scientists
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Offers an illustrated telling of the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, from her early creative fascination with mathematics and science and her devastating bout with measles, to the ground-breaking algorithm she wrote for Charles Babbage's analytical engine.
Category: Computer scientists

Ada Lovelace And Computer Algorithms

Author : Ellen Labrecque
ISBN : 9781684444984
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Ada Lovelace and Computer Algorithms examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to computer science. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Thinking Machines

Author : Luke Dormehl
ISBN : 9781524704414
Genre : Computers
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A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner. When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will expire. In some ways, the future people dreamed of at the World's Fair in the 1960s is already here. We're teaching our machines how to think like humans, and they're learning at an incredible rate. In Thinking Machines, technology journalist Luke Dormehl takes you through the history of AI and how it makes up the foundations of the machines that think for us today. Furthermore, Dormehl speculates on the incredible--and possibly terrifying--future that's much closer than many would imagine. This remarkable book will invite you to marvel at what now seems commonplace and to dream about a future in which the scope of humanity may need to broaden itself to include intelligent machines.
Category: Computers

Dreaming In Code Ada Byron Lovelace Computer Pioneer

Author : Emily Arnold McCully
ISBN : 9781536204063
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This illuminating biography reveals how the daughter of Lord Byron, Britain’s most infamous Romantic poet, became the world’s first computer programmer. Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at cultivating her own role as the long-suffering ex-wife of bad-boy poet Lord Byron while raising Ada in isolation. Tutored by the brightest minds, Ada developed a hunger for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums, and scientific discovery that kept pace with the breathtaking advances of the industrial and social revolutions taking place in Europe. At seventeen, Ada met eccentric inventor Charles Babbage, a kindred spirit. Their ensuing collaborations resulted in ideas and concepts that presaged computer programming by almost two hundred years, and Ada Lovelace is now recognized as a pioneer and prophet of the information age. Award-winning author Emily Arnold McCully opens the window on a peculiar and singular intellect, shaped — and hampered — by history, social norms, and family dysfunction. The result is a portrait that is at once remarkable and fascinating, tragic and triumphant.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Numbers In Motion

Author : Laurie Wallmark
ISBN : 1939547636
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Sophie Kowalevski was both a brilliant mathematician and a talented writer. Creative work nurtured her mathematical research, giving her a flexibility of thought she treasured. A wonderful STEAM figure, she not only did mathematical research, but she also created many literary works. This inspiring title tells the story of Sophie's journey as the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics, which required original research, holding a university chair in mathematics, and becoming the editor of a major scientific journal.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Spirit Of Tio Fernando

Author : Janice Levy
ISBN : 0590876023
Genre : All Souls' Day
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As he prepares to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a young boy remembers all the things he liked about his favorite uncle.
Category: All Souls' Day

When Robots Kill

Author : Gabriel Hallevy
ISBN : 9781555538057
Genre : Social Science
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The first book to develop standards for the criminal liability of artificial intelligence technologies
Category: Social Science

Grace Hopper

Author : Laurie Wallmark
ISBN : 1454920009
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This is a children's book biography of Grace Hopper, who played a prominent role in the early days of computers.--
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Down By The River

Author : Andrew Weiner
ISBN : 9781683352839
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later. Illustrated with lush imagery by rising star April Chu, Down by the River celebrates fishing, family, and fun.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Ada Lovelace

Author : Lucy Lethbridge
ISBN : 190409502X
Genre : Computer programmers
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Category: Computer programmers