Looking back, the entire effort was a balance of teamwork, community support, new tools at the right time, and, most importantly, digging deep to find a new level of stamina and creativity.
Pamela McCorduck may be one of the few people qualified to make a prediction about where the development of artificial intelligence will lead. But, as a true humanist, she avoids an invitation to hubris. Instead, in the excerpt below from the end of her 2019 book, "This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Ar
Author Pamela McCorduck relates how she's seen science and the humanities converge in the field of artificial intelligence.
McCorduck describes how the early Doctor program illustrates many issues that still surround artificial intelligence. There’s the dream of harnessing AI for a better future, concerns about ethics at the intersection of AI and human behavior, and the clash of personalities and perspectives in a new field with both unpre
It will ask questions we don’t even know how to ask. It will think the things we are incapable of thinking. It will experience and feel the things that we aren’t capable of.
The Software History Center at the Computer History Museum is restoring two Xerox Alto computers, part of the center’s Alto System Project. Today’s computers and connected devices are direct descendants of some of Alto’s early innovations.
This is the second post in an ongoing series about the making of the Computer History Museum’s Education Center.
The Center for Cisco Heritage, managed by the Computer History Museum, unveiled a new exhibit, Our Story, on March 31, 2017, bringing together big names from Cisco’s 30-plus year history of innovation. Former and current employees, including a former CEO or two, mingled with local archivists and spoke on the importance
The start of a new year is always an exciting time, a time when the world brims with potential, a time when anything is possible. It’s also a time to reflect on the last year, accomplishments and achievements, what worked and what didn’t.
Silicon Valley is known for its cutting-edge technology, creative innovation, and forward-looking frame of mind. But the Valley also has a lesser-known side—a spookier side.