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The Price of Genius: The Alan Turing Story

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Alan Turing, the intellectual father of the modern computer, had a theory. He believed that one day machines would become so powerful that they would think just like humans.The flesh-and-blood complexities of Alan Turing's life, as well as the very human emotions that drove him, serve as a testament that the distinction between man and machine may be deeper than he surmise ...more
Kindle Edition, 14 pages
Published December 23rd 2015 by Time Inc.
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“The Price of Genius” by Isaacson tells the story about “The Father of Modern Computers,” Alan Turing. I admit that the article is really hard for me to read, but I still find it interesting and full of knowledge. I found it interesting because it introduce the readers Alan Turing, who made important contribution to the invention of computer, but not known to the world before the movie “The Imitation Game.” It is full of knowledge because it gives the readers lots of information of the WWII and ...more
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Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of "Time" magazine. He is the author of "Steve Jobs"; "Einstein: His Life and Universe"; "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life"; and "Kissinger: A Biography," and the coauthor of "The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made." He lives in Washington, DC.