CIO Straight Talk - Issue 9 - 19b
Thomas Bayes develops a
framework for reasoning about
the probability of events. Bayesian
inference will become a leading
approach in machine learning.
George Boole argues that logical reasoning could be
performed systematically in the same manner as solving
a system of equations.
At an electrical exhibition in the recently completed Madison
Square Garden, Nikola Tesla makes a demonstration of the
world's first radio-controlled vessel. The boat was equipped
with, as Tesla described, "a borrowed mind."
Houdina Radio Control releases a radio-controlled
driverless car, travelling the streets of New York City.
oduces the word "robot"
niversal Robots). The word
The science-fiction film Metropolis is released, featuring
a robot double of a peasant girl, Maria, which unleashes
chaos in Berlin of 2026. It was the first robot depicted on
film, inspiring the art deco look of C-3PO in Star Wars.
Frank Rosenblatt develops the Perceptron, an
early artificial neural network.
Arthur Samuel coins the term "machine
learning," reporting on programming a
computer "so that it will learn to play a better
game of checkers than can be played by the
person who wrote the program."