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The Perfect Date

  • Posted 04.01.09
  • NOVA scienceNOW

If a computer played "The Dating Game" and it was asked to describe the perfect date, why would it answer June 23, 1912? What's so special about that day? Take our quiz to find out.

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What's so special about June 23, 1912 in the history of computer science?

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(Luis von Ahn)
Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University
(robot)
© WGBH Educational Foundation
(Alan Turing)
Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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