This Day in Jewish History 1894: A Linguist Who Unwittingly Made Robots Possible Is Born

Norbert Wiener, a scion of Maimonides, died before computers had become commonplace, yet anticipated artificial intelligence.

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November 26, 1894, is the birthdate of Norbert Wiener, a pioneer in the field that studies the relationship between humans and their machines, and who coined the term used to describe that field:...