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.
To celebrate the achievements of women in STEM we have decided to showcase some of our own wonderful women involved in ART-AI. We asked what inspired them to undertake a STEM related PhD, and, what message they would send to girls who are considering pursuing STEM subjects and careers. We hope you enjoy watching our video!
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.