The intro video of the “How Computers Work” series features none other than the man who paved the way for personal computers to enter into the lives of many of us, Bill Gates.
The series throws light on various computer science concepts such as how digital information is represented in binary numbers, how a CPU and OS control the inputs, outputs, memory, and hardware of a computer, etc.
“Whether you use a PC, a smartphone, a wearable device, a connected home appliance, or a self-driving car, the same principles explain how all these computing devices function,” Bill Gates says in the video.
“In the 21st century, these computer science ideas are part of digital literacy that every student and adult can benefit from.”
The videos also feature intelligent minds, including May-Li Khoe who is Khan Academy’s VP, Valve’s Nat Brown who is a part of the VR team, etc.
The series will be available on Khan Academy’s website and will be served as a part of the in-flight entertainment to around 40 million passengers of Alaska Airlines which has also partnered with Code.org.