In the "Dune" universe, despite their ostensible absence, the computers and artificial intelligences of Herbert’s time are palpably present....
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Stephanie Dick is a historian of mathematics, computing, and artificial intelligence based at Simon Fraser University. Her research and teaching focus on historical efforts to automate human cognition, mathematical theorem-proving and problem-solving, and the development of centralized, computerized law enforcement databanks and the algorithms that worked within them. She is co-editor, with Janet Abbate, of Abstractions and Embodiments: New Histories of Computing and Society that will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in fall 2022.