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Profile of Claude Shannon, Inventor of Information Theory


Claude Shannon

Asked in 1989 whether he thought machines could "think," Claude Shannon, inventor of information theory and a pioneer in artificial intelligence, replied: "You bet. I'm a machine and you're a machine, and we both think, don't we?"

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Claude Shannon couldn't sit still.

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