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Alan Turing, British mathematician (1912-1954),  altered the course of the 20th C.  His 1936 paper laid the foundation of computer science, providing the first formal concept of a computer algorithm. In WWII he designed the machines that cracked German military codes. In the late 1940's he turned his attention to artificial intelligence and proposed a challenge, now called the Turing test, still important today. His contribution to mathematical biology was no less profound.

Playing solitaire with Turing

Alan Turing, British mathematician altered the course of the C. His 1936 paper laid the foundation of computer science, providing the first formal concept of a computer algorithm.

Alan #Turing: The Father of Computer Science [Infographic] A look at the life and times of the world's first codebreaker.

A look at the life and times of the world's first codebreaker. He broke the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, and went on to become the father of computer science. This is the story of Alan Turing, history's most important codebreaker.

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The Alan Turing Law

“Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

Alan Turing (1912 – 1954). Here seen in 1951.considered by many as the father of Artificial Intelligence. Accomplished marathon rUnner too.

During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre. For a time he led Hut the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis.

Alan Turing, everyone (Had to learn about him from a movie!)

Alan Turing, everyone (Had to learn about him from a movie!)

Alan Turing, finally the light shines on him thanks to the movie "The Imitation Game"

Alan Turing's letter to Christopher Morcom's mother. Christopher was Alan's first love, and he died very young. Just 17 when he passed. Alan was heartbroken.

The love of Alan Turing for Christopher Morcom shaped his career. Morcom's death changed how Turing thought about mathematics and the spirit.

Pls sign this petition @stephenfry campaign & endorsed by @HRC #notjustturing @ImitationGame https://www.change.org/p/british-government-pardon-all-49-000-men-who-like-alan-turing-were-persecuted-and-criminalized-under-british-law-for-gross-indecency-section-11-of-the-criminal-law-amendment-act-1885-which-was-overturned-in-1967-which-prosecuted-them-for-being-gay?just_created=true …

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry Call for Pardons for Gays Persecuted Alongside 'Imitation Game' Subject. Efforts to do right by Alan Turing and tens of thousands of other gay men are backed by the Human Rights Campaign, as well.

Alan Turing : The codebreaker who saved 'millions of lives' / Jack Copeland @bbcnews | Alan Turing - the Bletchley Park codebreaker - would have been 100 years old on 23 June had he lived to the present day. To mark the occasion the BBC commissioned a week-long series of articles to explore his many achievements. This second essay examines the impact the British mathematician had on the outcome of World War II | #alanturingyear

Turing saved 'millions of lives'

The bombe's operators read decrypted German messages by marking the position of its drums

Alan Turing - a computer scientist philosopher and cryptologist who played a crucial role in breaking the Nazis Enigma code seen here in happier times. Unknown date.

Alan Turing - a computer scientist, philosopher and cryptologist who played a crucial role in breaking the Nazis’ Enigma code, seen here in happier times. Unknown date.

They made a documentary about him called "the imitation game ". It's really good

So homophobes, ya gonna ban computers from your life? Spare the rest of us your homophobic bullshit. There’s also now a movie about it called The Imitation Game and is now on Netflix

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Alan Turing: Creator of modern computing

Alan Turing Statue by Stephen Kettle, Bletchley Park by Downtime_1882, via Flickr

Alan Turing Statue by Stephen Kettle. Made of thousands of slate stones from Wales. Have seen this at Bletchley Park - it is astonishing.