28 min

Moment #8: Dame Stephanie Shirley on ERNIE: the first lottery computer 100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science

    • Technology

We’re back for moment 8! This week Sue is joined by philanthropist, champion of women and one of the most legendary women in tech, ever – Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley. Listen in as Sue finds out more about Steve’s fascinating work on ERNIE and her incredible story, overcoming stereotypes and many barriers to create a women-centred business on her dining room table that became an organisation worth $3bn.

Quentin looks at how these special purpose computers have impacted our lives in so many ways including cyber security, while Kaal explains why these numbers aren’t truly random and what we can expect in the future as innovation continues.

You can email your suggestions for moments for Sue, Kaal and Quentin to look at using 100moments@durham.ac.uk
For those interested in studying Computer Science at Durham University, visit our website to find out more: https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/computer-science/

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100 Moments that Rocked Computer Science is a Why did the Chicken? production for Durham University.

We’re back for moment 8! This week Sue is joined by philanthropist, champion of women and one of the most legendary women in tech, ever – Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley. Listen in as Sue finds out more about Steve’s fascinating work on ERNIE and her incredible story, overcoming stereotypes and many barriers to create a women-centred business on her dining room table that became an organisation worth $3bn.

Quentin looks at how these special purpose computers have impacted our lives in so many ways including cyber security, while Kaal explains why these numbers aren’t truly random and what we can expect in the future as innovation continues.

You can email your suggestions for moments for Sue, Kaal and Quentin to look at using 100moments@durham.ac.uk
For those interested in studying Computer Science at Durham University, visit our website to find out more: https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/computer-science/

If you enjoyed this episode please do three lovely things for us - like, subscribe and tell a friend!

100 Moments that Rocked Computer Science is a Why did the Chicken? production for Durham University.

28 min