Google marks Claude Shannon’s 100th birthday


Google is wishing happy 100th birthday to the father of information theory, Claude Shannon.

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 the modern-day artificial intelligence.

In the doodle that is created by artist Nate Swinehart, Shannon is seen juggling in the middle of the words ‘ Google.’

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

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