Alan Turing can be considered “the father of computer science and AI.” Turing made major contributions to computing, codebreaking, and even helped the Allies win WWII.
Multiple discovery (or Simultaneous Discovery) is when two people invent or discover something in or around the same time, independently or together. Most inventions and discovery are best credited to two or more people, thus this concept is important and pops up often. History tends to credit only the most famous, so a good historian should always be looking deeper for other discoverers and inventors.
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Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine in 1953 but never patented it. He believed, that like the sun, a vaccine for polio belonged to the people.
Multiple discovery is the hypothesis that many discoveries and inventions are made independently, and more or less simultaneously, by multiple people.
British mathematician Ada Lovelace can be considered the mother of computer programing, as she wrote the first complex algorithm meant to be carried out by a machine. However, it is a myth that Ada Lovelace wrote “the first computer program” or was “the first computer programmer”, that title belongs to Charles Babbage.