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“Inspiring Technology: 34 Breakthroughs” spans a century and a half of electrical engineering and AIEE/IEEE history.
Commissioned by 2023 IEEE President Saifur Rahman and edited by IEEE Spectrum content director Glenn Zorpette, this 144-page e-book features in-depth and engaging storytelling and imagery, showcasing 34 vital breakthroughs in electrotechnology, ranging from Maxwell’s Equations in 1864 to modern day Transformer Neural Networks.
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Technology” capture the stories of the people and events that shaped the past century and a half of technological
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From the formulation of Maxwell’s equations to the release of ChatGPT, “Inspiring Technology” provides an accessible
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If you’re curious about the innovations that underpin our technology-dominated world, check out “Inspiring
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