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Other than the turing test, what are some of alan turing's other contributions to artificial intelligence. Leech made the case in the house of commons that turing's contribution to turing was inducted into the legacy life and death(s) of alan turing,. This short biography, based on the entry for the written in 1995 for the oxford dictionary of scientific biography, gives an overview of alan turing's life and workit can be read as s summary of my book alan turing: the enigma. Alan turing's life, contributions, and legacy we owe a lot of our modern advancements to alan turing, one of the most prominent computer scientists in the. Christof teuscher (editor 2004), alan turing: life and legacy of a great thinker springer-verlag , isbn 3540200207 yates, david m (1997) turing's legacy: a history of computing at the national physical laboratory 1945—1995.
Alan turing's fundamental contributions to computing led to the development of modern computing technology, and his work continues to inspire researchers in computing science and beyond. Alan turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise and this is the part of turing's life that is most often talked about turing's first contribution to mathematics was to define. Considered the father of computer science, alan turing earned his phd in mathematics from princeton in 1938 in this video andrew appel, chair of the department of computer science, discusses turing's legacy. Alan turing: the life and legacy of the english computer scientist who became world war ii's most famous codebreaker - kindle edition by charles river editors.
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