Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, philosopher and physicist. He showed interest in science from his early days. At the age of 18, he designed the first mathematical machine, a mechanical calculator to help his father in business. In 1650 Pascal decided to leave the world of science and turn to religion, that is, "to [...]

Alan Turing

Alan Matison Turing was an English mathematician, logician and cryptographer. He was the father of modern computers and artificial intelligence. In 1950 he began his work "Computer Machines and Intelligence" by asking: "Can the machines think?" He was completely committed to creating machines that would in many cases replace a man and perform difficult tasks [...]