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Rare Circular Slide Rules
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Rare Circular Slide Rules

Slide rules: the longer the scale, the greater the accuracy of the instrument.

The Colossus
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The Colossus

Unseen images of the code-breaking computer that helped win World War 2.

Digitization Puts Many at a Disadvantage
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Digitization Puts Many at a Disadvantage

Digitization has many downsides.

What Does Digitization Mean, and When Did It Begin?
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What Does Digitization Mean, and When Did It Begin?

Digitization is on everyone's lips. What does digitization mean and when did it begin?

Jost Bürgi and the Discovery of Logarithms
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Jost Bürgi and the Discovery of Logarithms

A forgotten universal genius.

Is Bard Better than ChatGPT?
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Is Bard Better than ChatGPT?

A test should show whether Bard is more powerful than ChattGPT or AI-powered Microsoft Bing.

ChatGPT Invents a Lot of Nonsense
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ChatGPT Invents a Lot of Nonsense

I asked ChatGPT who wrote the book "Meilensteine der Rechentechnik." The program returns many different answers, all wrong.

What Does AI-Powered Microsoft Bing Say?
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What Does AI-Powered Microsoft Bing Say?

The answers from the AI-powered Microsoft Bing are often useless.

400 Years of Mechanical Calculating Machines
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400 Years of Mechanical Calculating Machines

Germany is celebrating the 400th birthday of Schickard's "calculating clock."

Automatic Language Translation Still Unsatisfactory
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Automatic Language Translation Still Unsatisfactory

Google Translate and DeepL Translate still have trouble recognizing the second person singular and plural and the polite form, even in very simple sentences.

Artificial Intelligence Without Real Intelligence?
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Artificial Intelligence Without Real Intelligence?

Do the programs understand what they write?
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