(Ada Augusta Noel-King, Countess Lovelace 1815–1852)
The legitimate daughter of Lord Byron
and his Princess of Parallelograms
explained how Babbage’s Analytical Engine
produced logical number patterns
and published the first computer program,
when card-fed looms wove repeated designs.
Is there a calculus of the nervous system?
Cancer took her without an answer.
But a Pentagon researcher deciphered her question:
the 1990s built neural networks
that mapped the software to guide smart bombs;
programs based on her concepts
now defined in US Military Standard 1815 - ADA
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