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This Week in History of Computing

Edith Clarke
Edith Clarke

On February 10, 1883 was born Edith Clarke. She was the first female electrical engineer and the first female professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She specialized in electrical power system analysis and wrote Circuit Analysis of A-C Power Systems.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Clarke

Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov
Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov

On February 10, 1996 IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time. Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov was a pair of six-game chess matches between world chess champion Garry Kasparov and an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue. The first match was played in Philadelphia in 1996 and won by Kasparov. The second was played in New York City in 1997 and won by Deep Blue. The 1997 match was the first defeat of a reigning world chess champion by a computer under tournament conditions.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue_versus_Garry_Kasparov
Media: https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-01-05/garry-kasparov-and-game-artificial-intelligence

Raymond Kuzweil
Raymond Kuzweil

involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil

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