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    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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  2. 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."

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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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  5. 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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  6. Fossils Of Technology: ‘The Imitation Archive’ Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music : NPR

    The project uses audio recordings of old computers at Bletchley Park, home of Britain’s decoding effort during World War II, in a series of musical compositions.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Benedict Cumberbatch: Code Breaker Alan Turing Was A Puzzle Himself : NPR

    Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. "It’s a war thriller, it’s a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged," he says.

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  9. Audioboo / The Bletchley Park Podcast - E19 - I hope she will smile, feel recognised & proud

    This month we join Bletchley Park Veteran Margaret

    Roland as she was asked to be the special guest at a

    ceremony to mark the completion of refurbishment

    work at White Spire School in Bletchley.

    We take you behind the scenes at rehearsals for

    February half term’s exciting Living History project,

    where Sorrel Meechan, one of the actors helping bring

    the buildings to life, tells us about her personal

    connection to the Bletchley Park having grown up

    knowing her grandfather worked as a Bombe

    Maintainer during World War Two.

    Hear the intriguing – and entirely coincidental – family

    connection Sarah Harding, the Director of the hit ITV

    drama, The Bletchley Circle had with the Home of the

    Codebreakers as her mother Dorothy Harding, nee

    Thompson, was a Wireless Operator & Morse slip

    reader at Bletchley Park.

    Michael Portillo, former Defence Secretary turned TV

    presenter came to Bletchley Park for an episode of

    Great British Railway Journeys. Between takes he

    shared a few insights into the absolute secrecy

    surrounding this place during World War Two & how

    some people, flying in the face of popular opinion, can

    keep secrets in this day and age.

    Finally our roving reporter Kerry Howard interviews

    Veteran Betty Webb, who did the tricky job of

    paraphrasing decrypted messages before they went

    out to commanders in the field, helping to cover up

    the very existence of Bletchley Park & how at the

    Pentagon she continued her ultra-secret job till the

    end of the war.

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  10. The Bletchley Park Podcast - S01E04

    This month we have an original code breaker joining the Mythbusters, the story of a MIA Spy Pigeon, how 1940’s tech is working better than ever & the youngest person to ever sign the Official Secrets Act.

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