Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

"The brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show," said the trailblazing Ada Lovelace, born 199 years ago today.

Ada Lovelace: Great Minds

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Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Lovelace was trying to create a machine that could "manipulate symbols" as well as numbers. (0:26)

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    Lovelace's mentor asked her to transcribe his notes, during which she found many errors and added her own opinions. (1:39)

  • 3

    At the age of 36, she died of cancer. (2:44)

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