Alan Turing: an Introductory Biography

  • Andrew Hodges


A short description of the events and issues in the life of Alan Turing (1912–1954).


Turing Machine Universal Machine Biographical Memoir Artificial Intelligence Program Imperial Administ Ration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Hodges
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  1. 1.Wadham CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

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