Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths which aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and create new role models for both girls and women studying or working in STEM.
The CDT ART-AI celebrated Ada Lovelace Day on the 12th October 2021 with a seminar as part of our ‘ART-AI Spotlight on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity series’. The aim of this series is to raise awareness about Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity issues within our sector.
About Ada Lovelace
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace — known now simply as Ada Lovelace — was the first person to publish, in 1843, what we would now call a computer program. Lovelace’s program described how Bernoulli numbers might be calculated on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a mechanical computer which he designed but never built. Lovelace also realised that the Analytical Engine could do more than just calculate numbers. It was also capable, she reasoned, of creating music and art, given the right data and algorithms. It would be another century before such computers were developed.