Fictional Chatbots: The Engine from Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver's Travels

The Engine is a fictional device described in Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift back in 1726. To my knowledge, it is the first device described anywhere that resembles a modern computer. The Engine generates permutations of word sets and is found (in the fictional world of course) at the Academy of Projectors in Lagado. Swift’s … Read more

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