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Alan Turing


Mathematician who have devised a check of artificial cleverness and created an early on model of an over-all purpose pc. During World Battle II he do code-breaking for the English Army and created several approaches for breaking German ciphers. He rode his bicycle sixty miles over night, unaccompanied, therefore he will make it to his 1st day of course like a thirteen yr older. His homosexuality was regarded as legal in 1952, and stunted his study on artificial cleverness. His parents had been called Ethel Sara Turing and Julius Mathison. He’s a popular mathematician similar to Blaise Pascal.

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Full Name Alan Turing
Date Of Birth June 23, 1912
Died June 7, 1954, Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth London, England
Profession Mathematician
Education Princeton University, King's College, Cambridge, Sherborne School, Institute for Advanced Study, St. Michael's School
Nationality British
Parents Julius Mathison Turing, Ethel Sara Stoney
Siblings John Turing
Star Sign Cancer

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1He was the inspiration for the character of Dr. Judson in Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric: Part One (1989).
2Uncle of Dermot Turing.



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The Man Who Cracked the Nazi Code2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Labyrinth2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Horizon1992TV Series documentaryHimself

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1A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
2I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
3No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
4Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.
5We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
6Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
7We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge.
8Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.

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