VIDEO: ENIAC—the First Computer

National Association of Scholars

Completed in 1945, ENIAC was the first programmable, electronic, general-purpose digital computer of its kind. What is the story behind ENIAC's development? What was it used for, and how did it lead to further developments in the field? What made ENIAC special or the first of its kind?

This event features Jack Copeland, Distinguished Professor of Arts at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing; Zhao Fan, a postdoctoral fellow at Kobe University; Mark Priestly, a senior research fellow at the National Museum of Computing; Raul Rojas, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin.

Photo by Unknown author - U.S. Army Photo, Public Domain

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