Is this math?
The craftsmen were constructing a graphic on a pixel-by-pixel basis to communicate with the Jacquard loom. The French term for this mapping works was mise en carte. It can be translated as “put into a card”*
The notion of AI takes the evolution of the Jacquard Loom to its logical conclusion. If it is possible to build a special kind of Jacquard loom that can weave information, why not build a special kind of information processing loom that can think entirely for itself?*
*Jacquard’s Web, How a hand loom led to the birth of the information age, by James Essinger