Ada Lovelace is one of the first regarded programmer based on her notes on the engine include what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. She was born December 10 1815 – November 27 1852. She was an English mathematician and writer, but commonly worked with Charles Babbage.
She was fascinated by scientific developments. In 1844 Ada Lovelace and Woronzow Greig wanted to create a mathematical model on how the brain gives thoughts and nerves to feelings. Lovelace never completed this project, but she then turned her attention to electrical experiments to help her mother who
was growing mentally unstable. She wrote a paper of a review of Baron Karl von Reichenbach, Researches on Magnetism. It was never published and she never continued her paper after the first draft.
Lovelace and Babbage became friends in the years after. Babbage showed Lovelace the prototype for his Difference Engine. She instantly became fascinated with work he did with the Difference Engine. Many people didn’t understand what Babbage created and couldn’t comprehended it. Scientists did not really
grasp the concept and the British establishment was uninterested in it. Lovelace stated "The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform. It can follow analysis; but it has no power of anticipating any analytical relations or truths."
She is saying that the machine only knows how to do math, but as long as the operator understands it. The person just can’t feed it number and symbols, and expect the machine to figure it out.
Lovelace and Babbage had a falling out when they released the paper were published. He tried to leave his own statement, but because he wanted to leave a comment, it meant they both had to agree on it. Lovelace didn’t agree with the comment so they had a fallout.
The fall out continued because, there is a controversy over who contributed what. Some people say Lovelace didn’t do of the work and recited some of Babbage’s work. Allan G. Bromley wrote in his essay "All but one of the programs cited in her notes had been prepared by Babbage from three to seven years earlier. The exception
was prepared by Babbage for her, although she did detect a 'bug' in it. Not only is there no evidence that Ada ever prepared a program for the Analytical Engine, but her correspondence with Babbage shows that she did not have the knowledge to do so."
In the defense of Lovelace worked for 9 months on her article consulting with Babbage on different subjects. She often caught Babbage mistakes that he made. In Babbage’s book Passages from the Life of a Philosopher; ” So also was the algebraic working out of the different problems, except, indeed, that relating to the numbers
of Bernoulli, which I had offered to do to save Lady Lovelace the trouble. This she sent back to me for an amendment, having detected a grave mistake which I had made in the process.” There is evidence on both sides that she helped and didn’t help with the project.
Ada Lovelace did a lot of great work in her life form when she was young, to when she worked with Babbage on the project. She was incredible smart and talented individual that only had room to grow.