Machines with Brains: How we taught computers to speak our language

A session at MIMA Summit 2010

Tuesday 28th September, 2010

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Many prin­ci­ples of how we inter­act with com­put­ers are so famil­iar to us that we don’t stop to think how they came to be. In this ses­sion, we’ll dis­cuss how human/machine inter­ac­tion has evolved from but­tons and switches to icons, and from punch cards and com­mand line typing to graph­i­cal user inter­faces and touch­screen tech­nol­ogy. Participants will see videos of early sys­tems in action, hear quotes from key thought lead­ers in the field, and walk away with a better under­stand­ing of how our rela­tion­ship with these “think­ing machines” evolved.

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Karen McGrane

On a good day, I make the web more awesome. On a bad day, I just make it suck less. bio from Twitter

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Tue 28th September 2010

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  • Content Strategy for Mobile

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