ShortHand: Ada Lovelace

RedHanded

21-11-2023 • 23 mins

Did Ada Lovelace – the genius daughter of Lord Byron and so-called ‘enchantress of number’ – actually invent modern computer programming way back in the 1800s?

Overshadowed for generations by Charles Babbage, Ada barely got a mention in the footnotes of computing history until recently. So what’s the truth? We have a look at her life to understand her impact on computing, the birth of AI, and the future of robotics.

Strap in for sordid affairs, deathbed confessions, and plenty of quadratic equations. Here’s the ShortHand.

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