The Turing Problem

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  1. BBC: Discovery

    The Legacy of Alan Turing, Part 2 — Alan Turing, born June 23 1912, is famous for his key role in breaking German codes in World War 2. But for mathematicians, his great work was on the invention of the computer.

    In this second of two episodes devoted to Turing, the BBC’s Roland Pease follows the events following Turing’s design for the ACE machine at NPL, and the race against the Baby Computer in Manchester.

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  2. WNYC’s Radiolab

    Shorts: The Turing Problem — 100 years ago this year, the man who first conceived of the computer age was born. His name was Alan Turing. He was also a math genius, a hero of World War II and he is widely considered to be the father of artificial intelligence. But the world wasn’t kind to Alan Turing. In 1952, he was arrested and convicted under a British law that prohibited "acts of gross indecency between men, in public or private."

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  3. To The Best of Our Knowledge: Alan Turing

    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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  4. Radiolab: The Turing Problem

    100 years ago this year, the man who first conceived of the computer age was born. His name was Alan Turing. He was also a math genius, a hero of World War II and he is widely considered to be the father of artificial intelligence. But the world wasn’t kind to Alan Turing. In 1952, he was arrested and convicted under a British law that prohibited "acts of gross indecency between men, in public or private."

    —Huffduffed by davincipodcast

  5. BBC: Discovery

    Legacy of Alan Turing, Part 1 — Alan Turing, born June 23 1912, is famous for his key role in breaking German codes in World War 2. But for mathematicians, his great work was on the invention of the computer.

    In part 1 of this two part series Roland Pease follows the events leading up to Turing’s design for the ACE machine at NPL.

    —Huffduffed by TrentVich