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Google marks Claude Shannon's 100th birthday with a doodle

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 April 2016, 10:28 IST

Google is celebrating father of information theory, Claude Shannon's 100th birthday in its own unique manner - with a doodle, created by artist Nate Swinehart, in which Shannon is seen juggling in the middle of the words 'Google.'

Shannon was an American mathematician, electrical engineer and cryptographer.

As a cryptographer for the US government in World War II, he developed the first unbreakable cipher. He juggled between tinkering with electronic switches to developing an electromechanic mouse called 'Theseus' which could teach itself to navigate a maze, much like modern-day artificial intelligence.

Shannon is also known to have worked with Albert Einstein and Alan Turing.

-With agency inputs
First published: 30 April 2016, 10:28 IST
 
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