Thomas J. Misa
This talk will not tell you which programming language you should study; but it might change how you think about AI, ML, NLP, and FPGA’s and other enthusiastic trends in computing. It assesses the recent Gartner business consultancy’s “hype cycle” on artificial intelligence through a wide-ranging overview of the history of computing with special focus on ‘how computing has changed the world’. It will discuss the surprising rise of business computing, the uneven development of the internet, and the changing character of globalization. We cannot precisely predict the future; but we will all be living there soon enough. What will it be like?
Main Amphitheater, Department of Informatics & Telecommunications
University Campus, Zografou
Thomas J. Misa is Professor at the University of Minnesota, Chair of the Society for the History of Technology, former Director of the Charles Babbage Institute and Past Chair of the ACM History Committee. He is also the author of the first book on the history of the ACM "Communities of Computing".
This lecture is organized by the Μuseum of Informatics & Telecommunications NKUA in cooperation with the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.