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Did Albert Einstein Calculate on the 'Millionaire' in Zurich?
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Did Albert Einstein Calculate on the 'Millionaire' in Zurich?

In 1897, ETH Zurich was the first university in the world to have a copy of the legendary four-species calculating machine Millionaire.

Algorithms Have Been Around for 4,000 Years
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Algorithms Have Been Around for 4,000 Years

For some years now, the terms "algorithms", "digitization" and "artificial intelligence" have become commonplace. However, these terms are rarely explained. One...

The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?
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The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

Was the 1951 Paris conference "Les machines à calculer et la pensée humaine" the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz
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The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz

There are reports of much older number systems using only two symbols that have been developed mainly in Asia.

Finding the World's Smallest Mechanical Parallel Calculator
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Finding the World's Smallest Mechanical Parallel Calculator

Discovery of a 12-fold Curta in Britain.
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