This day in Jewish history / An unwitting Jew who made robots possible is born
Norbert Weiner, a scion of Maimonides, died before computers had become commonplace, yet anticipated artificial intelligence.
November 26, 1894, is the birthdate of Norbert Wiener, one of the pioneers of the field that looks at the relationship between humans and their machines, and who coined the term used to describe that field – “cybernetics.”
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