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Computer Memories of Alan Turing – Sound and vision blog

“Thomas Lean, interviewer for An Oral History of British Science, writes:

This week the The Imitation Game, staring Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician, logician, wartime codebreaker, and computer scientist Alan Turing, is released in British cinemas. Recognised as one of the fathers of computer science and artificial intelligence, Turing’s mathematics research in the 1930s led him to the concept of the Universal Turing Machine, an idea which predicted the ability of stored program computers to perform any task they were programmed to do. He spent the Second World War working on ultra top secret code-breaking at Bletchley Park, devising the Turing-Welchman Bombe, to automate part of the process of decrypting German codes. Postwar he joined the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) where he designed one of the first stored program computers, the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE).”

Allan Turing Statue, on display at Bletchley Park
Allan Turing Statue, on display at Bletchley Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

via Computer Memories of Alan Turing – Sound and vision blog.

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