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A Mind at Play

The Brilliant Life of Claude Shannon, Inventor of the Information Age

Jimmy Sonni, Rob Goodman

One of the key thinkers of the computer age, Claude Shannon worked as a cryptanalyst during the Second World War and his contributions to digital circuit design and information theory in the 1930s and 1940s made modern computing possible. This biography explores his life, academic achievements and influential personal projects, such as a maze-solving mouse (one of the first experiments in artificial intelligence) and the first design for a chess-playing computer.
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  • Publisher: Amberley
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 232x156mm
  • ISBN: 9781445682778
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
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