About A.D.A.

We hope you enjoyed talking with A.D.A. - the Algorithms, Data and AI Bot.

A.D.A. is a conversational interface, created to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day on 8 October 2019.

Although A.D.A. was made to look a bit like a chatbot, it has some important differences.

Because A.D.A. doesn’t have any tracking or cookies or ways of capturing data, your conversation hasn’t been stored - it has drifted away like an autumn leaf in the wind.

Remember what you’ve learned and take it out into the world, to help us build a society that uses data and AI to make everyone’s lives better.

Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace (1815-52) was central to the development of computers and programming, but was largely forgotten for 100 years.

As people face the benefits and challenges technologies pose to societies, Ada Lovelace’s work has become more and more important, as she was one of the first to see the power of computer programming and what it could mean for people and society.

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates her as a trailblazer for women in maths and science. On 8 October 2019, people around the world will be beating the drum for her life and work, by remembering her and building new projects to help tackle inequality and remove barriers to opportunity.

The Ada Lovelace Institute

At the Ada Lovelace Institute, we are uniquely connected to Ada’s legacy and conscious every day of the high standards she set for intellectual rigour and analysis.

The Ada Lovelace Institute is named to recognise Ada Lovelace’s work and extend her impact into the twenty-first century, to make sure data-driven technologies and AI work for diverse groups of people and societies.

We take this opportunity to honour her memory and celebrate the qualities that are embodied in the Institute that proudly bears her name.

Read more at: Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

More information about Ada Lovelace

The Ada Lovelace Institute does not hold a collection of information about Ada Lovelace herself. The Bodleian Library, Oxford, has a collection of her papers: and the Finding Ada website has a very good collection of online resources.

Thank you

A.D.A. was co-created by Akil Benjamin, Alex Fefegha and Beverley Benjamin of COMUZI, and Jenny Brennan, Aidan Peppin, Octavia Reeve and the team at the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Thank you to the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and to Paper Tiger Ltd for allowing us to use material from the Byron and Lovelace archives.

If we have used your image in a way you’re not happy with, please contact us: hello@adalovelaceinstitute.org.

The Ada Lovelace Institute is grateful for the continuing support of the Nuffield Foundation, and look forward to working closely with the Alan Turing Institute, the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Statistical Society, the Wellcome Trust, Luminate, techUK and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, as well as colleagues at AI Now, the Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation, DataKind UK, Data & Society, Doteveryone, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Open Data Institute, and in organisations and educational institutions across the world...

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