• Turing, Alan Mathison 1912-1954. English mathematician whose works explored the possibility of computers and raised fundamental questions about artificial intelligence. During World War II he contributed to the allied victory by helping to decipher the German Enigma codes.

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  • (noun): English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954)

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  • The life story of the wartime code-breaker Alan Turing is among those being used to tackle homophobia.

  • Bletchley Park, home to UK code-breakers such as Alan Turing is being preserved as a museum, but has been facing a funding crises of late.

  • Depending on your PoV, the innovation took place in Turing's day and stopped, or it has been continuous ever since, but the drop off Bruce describes just didn't happen.

  • In 1950 Alan Turing proposed what has become known as the Turing test.

  • Alan Turing proposed in 1950 what has become known as the Turing Test of a machine's ability to demonstrate intelligence.

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