Google is today celebrating the 200th birthday of George Boole with a special doodle on its homepage. Born 200 years ago on November 2, George Boole is widely known as one of the most influential mathematicians of the 19th century. Also Read - Google News Showcase gets support for Malayalam and Bengali
Google’s animated Doodle illustrates the famous formula of logic gates,that are used in computing and are derived from Boolean functions. The first “G”, followed by the two O’s, then the “L” and “E” in the Google’s logo light up simultaneously based on the logic gates given right below them. Also Read - Over 600 illegal loan lending apps available on different App stores in India: RBI report
He was well-known for Boolean logic, a theory of mathematics in which all variables are either “True” or “False”, or “On” or “Off”. He also created a type of linguistic algebra, now known as Boolean algebra where the three most basic operations of which are “AND”, “OR” and “NOT”. Also Read - Google Pixel 6a key specifications appear online, tipped to get custom Tensor chipset
Boole, who lived as a professor at University College Cork in Ireland, was an early thinker on the theory of artificial intelligence, believing that all human thought could be reduced to a series of mathematical rules, and advocating machinery which could be considered a way to replace human labor.
George Boole died of pneumonia in 1864, when he was 49 years old.