Key People2 - Key People Alan Tu ring British mathematician who was influential in the development of CSCI Published a paper in 1936 called “On

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Unformatted text preview: Key People Alan Tu ring: 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 I teration: 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 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 F ront-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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Key People2 - Key People Alan Tu ring British mathematician who was influential in the development of CSCI Published a paper in 1936 called “On

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