A Brief History of Computing

pp 219-228


Alan Turing

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Alan Turing was a British mathematician and computer scientist who made fundamental contributions to mathematics and computer science. He made important contributions to computability with his theoretical Turing machine, cryptology and breaking the German Enigma naval codes at Bletchley Park code-breaking centre during the Second World War; he contributed to the development of software for the Manchester Mark 1 at Manchester University; and he contributed to the emerging field of artificial intelligence.

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Turing Machine Bletchley Park Turing Test