The machines took over most tasks long ago, but we hardly notice any more. The long history of automation shows us that changes that happen slowly enough become the new normal.
Can you trust an app to meet your match? A 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 30% of US adults have used a dating app or site, and that percentage nears 50% for people ages 18–29.
He likely arrived in Paris from Darmstadt, Germany, by train that January, exactly seventy years ago. At 53, and a full professor of applied mathematics and the founding director of the Institut für Praktische Mathematik at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Alwin Walther was among Germany’s leading figures in comput
Millions of people have sent their DNA to be analyzed, hoping to obtain clues to family origins and forecasts of their future health. But what really happens once the sample is in the hands of testing companies?
Sharing their experience, and their optimism, panelists explore how the digital revolution is accelerating notable advances, particularly in healthcare.
In January 2021, CHM will begin three months of special programming exploring the tension between fear and trust of technology through artificial intelligence.
Fifty years ago, a front-page article in the tech-industry’s leading newspaper introduced a new nickname for a cluster of sleepy agricultural communities near San Jose, California.
Got a gamer on your holiday gift list? Check out how video games have kept us hooked over the years.
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the release of Smalltalk-80, the Computer History Museum is proud to announce a collaboration with Dan Ingalls to preserve and host the “Smalltalk Zoo.”
We hear the term “innovation” seemingly everywhere: In books; magazines; white papers; blogs; classrooms; offices; factories; government hearings; podcasts; and more. But for all this discussion, have we really gotten much clarity?