[Video 277] Jenna Zeigen: What if your brain were literally JavaScript?

We program using computer “languages,” but how similar are programming languages to human languages? How similar is human thought to the way computers operate? In this interesting (and whimsical) talk, Jenna Zeigen helps us to understand computers by comparing them — and JavaScript in particular — with human minds and thought. How do we process language? How do we handle multiple, parallel tasks? And what insights can we gain about the technologies from this?


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