Category Archives: Computer History

Artificial Intelligence (AI): A Brief History

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Lessons for Corporate Venture Capital Firms from the early days of Intel Capital

Corporate venture capital (CVC) firms broke records last year. Funding increased 47% to $52.95 billion and 264 new corporate venture groups invested for the first time, a 35% increase over 2017. There were 773 active CVCs worldwide in 2018, participating … Continue reading

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Computer Storage Timeline

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A Very Short History of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

1308                                  Catalan poet and theologian Ramon Llull publishes Ars generalis ultima (The Ultimate General Art), further perfecting his method of using paper-based mechanical means to create new knowledge from combinations of concepts.  The nine most fundamental principles of the … Continue reading

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ENIAC in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

The history of technology, whether of the last five or five hundred years, is often told as a series of pivotal events or the actions of larger-than-life individuals, of endless “revolutions” and “disruptive” innovations that “change everything.” It is history … Continue reading

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When Lovelace and Babbage Met Padua

Accidental entrepreneurs stumble sometimes into what turns out to be a most wonderful venture. Take, for example, computer animator Sydney Padua. One day in 2009 she drew a web comic illustrating the life of Ada Lovelace. It was at the … Continue reading

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Gordon Moore on 50 Years of “Moore’s Law”

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