Ada Lovelace has emerged as the most popular female role model in history as a woman who worked in the fields of science and technology. Ms Lovelace worked with mathematician Charles Babbage in the 1800s. Mr. Babbage's invention, the Analytical Engine, formed the basis of modern computing.
Ada Lovelace is therefore credited with writing the world's first computer program when she came up with a way of using the machine, which was never actually built, to calculate a mathematical sequence known as Bernoulli numbers.
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