Business & Economics
Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing
Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer.
Born in the early 19th century, this daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron was a scandalous socialite who became known as the ‘enchantress of numbers’.
In this Ada Lovelace documentary Dr Hannah Fry tells the enthralling tale of a life infused with brilliance, but blighted by illness and gambling addiction.
How did this aristocratic countess become a prophet of the digital age?