The Random Sample - Episode 9: Information Theory - from Morse Code to Mobile Phones & WiFi

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Dr Jono Tuke

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Prof Matt Roughan

Imagine your life now without a mobile phone or WiFi. The digital revolution is probably the biggest change we've all seen in our lifetimes. But how did we get to this point, when it wasn't that long ago that people were using the telegraph, or morse code, to communicate? 

In this episode, ACEMS' Jono Tuke chats with his ACEMS' colleague at The University of Adelaide, Prof Matt Roughan. They introduce us to the concept of "information theory", and how some of the concepts that we saw being used in morse code, or even a game of scrabble, have got us to where we are now.

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