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Alan Turing


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
June 23, 1912

Died
June 07, 1954

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Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), was an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre. For a time he was head of Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, incl
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Computing machinery and int...

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The Essential Turing

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Mechanical Intelligence: Co...

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On Computable Numbers

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Alan Turing's Systems of Lo...

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Morphogenesis: Collected Wo...

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Collected Works of A.M. Tur...

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A. M. Turing's ACE Report o...

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Pure Mathematics: Collected...

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Intelligence Service: Schri...

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“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”
Alan Turing

“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”
Alan Turing, Computing machinery and intelligence

“I'm afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future.

Turing believes machines think
Turing lies with men
Therefore machines do not think

Yours in distress,

Alan”
Alan Turing

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