Lorraine Daston: "Mechanical Calculation and the History of Intelligence"

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  • Arrangör: Institutionen för idé- och lärdomshistoria
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Lorraine Daston, Max Plank Institute of History of Science, Berlin och SCAS, Uppsala: "Mechanical Calculation and the History of Intelligence"


Abstract
The original algorithms – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division – have for centuries been the foremost example of both self-evidence (2+2=4) and also mental drudgery. With the rise of Big Calculation by machines in the early twentieth century, the nature of algorithms changed – and so did the kind of intelligence needed to use them.