The driving force behind modern computers, Alan Turing was born a hundred years ago. He launched the digital age, founded the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence, and helped the British win WWII by cracking the Nazi "Enigma" codes. He was persecuted by British authorities for the crime of being homosexual, and committed suicide at age 41. His life ended tragically, but his brilliance lives in the computers we use every day. We celebrate the Alan Turing Year.
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What does it mean to be human in an era of such rapid technological change? And are some of the machines we’ve created better at being human than we are? These are just some of the big questions that Brian Christian set out to answer. In the process he challenged some of the best human like machines and won the prize for being ‘The Most Human Human’!