The Case of Alan Turing

Alan Turing ou l'enigme de l'intelligence, Andrew Hodges, Payot, 1988. (Original English-language edition: Alan Turing: The Enigma of Intelligence, HarperCollins, 1985.) •La Pomme d'Alan Turing/ungenie sacrifie, ...


Author: Eric Liberge

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 9781551526522

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Alan Turing, subject of the Oscar-winning 2014 film The Imitation Game, was the brilliant mathematician solicited by the British government to help decipher messages sent by Germany’s Enigma machines during World War II. The work of Turing and his colleagues at Hut 8 created what became known as the “bombe” which descrambled the German navy’s messages and saved countless lives and millions in British goods and merchandise. Despite his heroics, however, Turing led a secret life as a homosexual; haunted by the accidental death of a young love, he got briefly engaged to Joan Clarke, a fellow cryptanalyst, until he told her the truth. After a young man with whom he was involved stole money from him, he went to the police, where he confessed his homosexuality; he was charged with gross indecency, and only avoided prison after agreeing to undergo chemical castration. Tragically, he committed suicide two years later, by ingesting cyanide through a poisoned apple. The particulars of Turing’s achievements were only made known in 2012, following the release of once-classified papers. Authors Liberge and Delalande used this information to create a biography that is scientifically rigorous yet understandable for the lay reader. It’s also a meticulous depiction of World War II, and an intimate portrayal of a gay man living in an intolerant world. Delving deeper into Turing’s life than The Imitation Game, this graphic novel is a fascinating portrait of this brilliant, complicated, and troubled man.

Alan Turing The Enigma

This being so, British Intelligence had to accommodate itself to American scourity rules, just as did atomic research. Accordingly, the case of Alan Turing was one that also had to be seen through American eyes.


Author: Andrew Hodges

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448137817

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

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The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering. In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany’s air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications. But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for a digital computer. Turing's far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial Intelligence. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal and he was subjected to humiliating treatment. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing took his own life.

Reflections of Alan Turing

Perhaps those experiencing the condition in one way or another are looking for a historical role model, but I struggle to see how one could be found in the case of Alan Turing. All we can say is that the studies of Kanner and Asperger, ...


Author: Dermot Turing

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750997072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

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Everyone knows the story of the codebreaker and computer science pioneer Alan Turing. Except When Dermot Turing is asked about his famous uncle, people want to know more than the bullet points of his life. They want to know everything was Alan Turing actually a codebreaker? What did he make of artificial intelligence? What is the significance of Alan Turings trial, his suicide, the Royal Pardon, the £50 note and the film The Imitation Game? In Reflections of Alan Turing, Dermot strips off the layers to uncover the real story. Its time to discover a fresh legacy of Alan Turing for the twenty-first century.

Alan Turing s Electronic Brain

In cases M, N, R, T, it is only permitted to last for one minor cycle. In case Q it is also only allowed to last for half a minor cycle. In cases O, P the extinguishing signal is CARDEX, which is given by the card reproducer or reader ...


Author: others

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191625862

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

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The mathematical genius Alan Turing, now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, was the first to conceive of the fundamental principle of the modern computer-the idea of controlling a computing machine's operations by means of a program of coded instructions, stored in the machine's 'memory'. In 1945 Turing drew up his revolutionary design for an electronic computing machine-his Automatic Computing Engine ('ACE'). A pilot model of the ACE ran its first program in 1950 and the production version, the 'DEUCE', went on to become a cornerstone of the fledgling British computer industry. The first 'personal' computer was based on Turing's ACE. Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine describes Turing's struggle to build the modern computer. The first detailed history of Turing's contributions to computer science, this text is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the computer and the history of mathematics. It contains first hand accounts by Turing and by the pioneers of computing who worked with him. As well as relating the story of the invention of the computer, the book clearly describes the hardware and software of the ACE-including the very first computer programs. The book is intended to be accessible to everyone with an interest in computing, and contains numerous diagrams and illustrations as well as original photographs. The book contains chapters describing Turing's path-breaking research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial Life (A-Life). The book has an extensive system of hyperlinks to The Turing Archive for the History of Computing, an on-line library of digital facsimiles of typewritten documents by Turing and the other scientists who pioneered the electronic computer.

Alan Turing s Electronic Brain

In cases M, N, R, T, it is only permitted to last for one minor cycle. In case Q it is also only allowed to last for half a minor cycle. In cases O, P the extinguishing signal is CARDEX, which is given by the card reproducer or reader ...


Author: B. Jack Copeland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199609154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 553

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Rev. ed. of: Alan Turing's automatic computing engine / edited by B. Jack Copeland.

Must Read Personalities A life Story of Alan Turing

This was something that young Alan Turing detested, therefore the Wards' military upbringing was a problem. His parents had been in India for eleven years when they finally came back to the United States when Alan was ten years old and ...


Author: InRead Team

Publisher: by Mocktime Publication


Category: Study Aids


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[Must Read Personalities] A life Story of Alan Turing

Alan Turing His Work and Impact

... to — Alan Turing: Mathematical Mechanist Turing text 1948 Intelligent Machinery 465 472 479 481 486 (Report Written by Alan Turing for the National Physical Laboratory, 1948) Rodney A. Brooks and — The Case for Embodied Intelligence ...


Author: S. Barry Cooper

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780123870124

Category: Mathematics

Page: 944

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In this 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP, readers will find many of the most significant contributions from the four-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing. These contributions, together with commentaries from current experts in a wide spectrum of fields and backgrounds, provide insight on the significance and contemporary impact of Alan Turing's work. Offering a more modern perspective than anything currently available, Alan Turing: His Work and Impact gives wide coverage of the many ways in which Turing's scientific endeavors have impacted current research and understanding of the world. His pivotal writings on subjects including computing, artificial intelligence, cryptography, morphogenesis, and more display continued relevance and insight into today's scientific and technological landscape. This collection provides a great service to researchers, but is also an approachable entry point for readers with limited training in the science, but an urge to learn more about the details of Turing's work. 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP Named a 2013 Notable Computer Book in Computing Milieux by Computing Reviews Affordable, key collection of the most significant papers by A.M. Turing Commentary explaining the significance of each seminal paper by preeminent leaders in the field Additional resources available online

Prof Alan Turing Decoded

In Alan Turing's case, cycling was not suggested; the treatment he got consisted of drugs and psychoanalysis. It could, indeed, have been worse: aversion therapy using electric shocks was reported to be successful in 1967.


Author: Dermot Turing

Publisher: Pitkin

ISBN: 9780750965248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country and it has become hard to disentangle the real man from the story. It is easy to cast him as a misfit, the stereotypical professor. But actually Alan Turing was never a professor, and his nickname ‘Prof’ was given by his codebreaking friends at Bletchley Park. Now, Alan Turing’s nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing’s life and creativity, and the later creation of a legend. For the first time it is possible to disclose the real character behind the cipher-text: how did Alan’s childhood experiences influence the man? Who were the influential figures in Alan’s formative years? How did his creative ideas evolve? Was he really a solitary, asocial genius? What was his wartime work after 1942, and why was it kept even more secret than the Enigma story? What is the truth about Alan Turing’s conviction for gross indecency, and did he commit suicide? What is the significance of the Royal Pardon granted in 2013? In Dermot’s own style he takes a vibrant and entertaining approach to the life and work of a true genius.

Alan Turing and His Contemporaries

... the 1970s and (except in the case of Williams, who died in 1977) many years beyond. In contrast, Alan Turing, though he was a year younger than Williams, died in 1954 aged only 42. How did his computing contemporaries regard Turing?


Author: Simon Lavington

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 9781780171050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

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Secret wartime projects in code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This is the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period. By 1955 computers had begun to appear in the market-place. The Information Age was dawning and Alan Turing and his contemporaries held centre stage. Their influence is still discernable deep down within today's hardware and software.

Alan Turing Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker

seems strangely to be rooted as much in Alan Turing's work as in his life”. One might as well say that he is unwittingly one of the greatest precursors of the information Society. He even had prophetic proposals such as suggesting the ...


Author: Christof Teuscher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662056424

Category: Computers

Page: 542

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Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing. This fascinating text covers the rich facets of his life, thoughts, and legacy, but also sheds some light on the future of computing science with a chapter contributed by visionary Ray Kurzweil, winner of the 1999 National Medal of Technology. Further, important contributions come from the philosopher Daniel Dennett, the Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, and from the distinguished logician Martin Davis, who provides a first critical essay on an emerging and controversial field termed "hypercomputation".