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Histories of Artificial Intelligence: A Genealogy of Power


Stephanie Dick is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. She is a historian of mathematics and computing in the postwar United States. Her first book project Making Up Minds explores efforts to automate mathematical theorem-proving and problem-solving in the postwar United States. Her second project is a historical study of the New York State Identification and Intelligence System (NYSIIS), the first centralized law enforcement databank in the US. Her work has appeared in Isis, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, BJHS Themes, and she is co-editor, with Janet Abbate, of Abstractions and Embodiments: New Histories of Computing and Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022).

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