Scientists Meet Scientists – Virtual TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee Talk by Prof. Myles W. Jackson: "Gaspard de Prony and Charles Babbage: Artificial Intelligence in the 18th and 19th Centuries"

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On November 17th, Prof. Myles W. Jackson, School of Historical Studies, Princeton Insitute for Advanced Study, will talk at our TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee Talk. 

Title: Gaspard de Prony and Charles Babbage: Artificial Intelligence in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Watch the coffee talk recording via Panopto here

Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 13:00 (until approx.14:00)

Location: online

Myles W. Jackson, a historian of science, explores the intersections between science, technology, aesthetics, history, and society. The breadth of Jackson’s research extends from the artisanal production of scientific knowledge in nineteenth-century Germany to molecular biology and physics, intellectual property and privacy issues, knowledge sharing, race and genomics, bioengineering, and the interactions between musicians, natural scientists, and radio engineers. His scholarship is noted for its cross-disciplinary methodology and interweaves economic, commercial, and scientific insights, pushing the boundaries of the field to establish fresh lines of inquiry.

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