Alan Turing

  • Gerard O’Regan
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Abstract

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.

Key Topics

Turing Machine Bletchley Park Turing Test 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard O’Regan
    • 1
  1. 1.Co. CorkIreland

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