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Summer 2020


Volume 26, Issue 2

FEATURES

After a century of innovation, millions of drones now take to the air and warfare is changed forever.

Joseph Weizenbaum's early natural language processor offered a preview of artificially intelligent voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa. 

The Microsoft co-founder's ability to think creatively and solve difficult problems was important for a lot of the company's early success.

Edison may have invented the light bulb, but Lewis Latimer helped bring it into the homes of millions. 

Invention is not just genius or inspiration. It’s a process that can be analyzed, using historical cases to understand how inventors work.

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