Key People - KeyPeople

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Key People Alan Turing:  British mathematician who was influential in the development of CSCI; Published  a paper in 1936 called “On Computable Numbers”; described a theoretical Turing machine Alan Kay:  Best way to predict the future is to invent it;  Vocabulary Javascript:  is often used to define element behaviors such as responses to mouse clicks;  programming language Programming:  the act of formulating an algorithm or program Variables:  names for values Assignment:  give a value to a variable Conditionals:  lets you choose between multiple paths of instruction statements Function/method:  packaged set of statements that can be executed repeatedly Input parameters:  value you give to a function Iteration:  means to loop through a series of statements Turing Machine:  Turing Test:  Two people and a computer, interrogator types IM style questions into a computer,  is it the computer or another human responding Artificial Intelligence:  Use computers to simulate human thinking; designing intelligent  machines independent of the way people think Natural Language:  a way to give input to a computer, automatic translation of foreign  languages (big during the Cold War) Knowledge-based systems:  contains a system of rules for determining and changing the  relationship among those facts Robot:  defined as a computer controlled machine designed to perform specific manual tasks;  Robots mainly differ from other computers by their input and output peripherals
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Netbook:  small portable laptop computers designed for wireless communication and accessing  the Internet Cache memory (for CPU processor):  special memory used by the CPU to reduce the time it  takes to get data from RAM; -temporal locality, spatial locality Hyperthreading:  provides quicker processing enabling a new set of instructions to start before  previous set has finished Front-side bus: 
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course CSCI 1100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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