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    Biography (Early Life): Alan Turing was born in June 23, 1912. At his early age he was separated from his parents due to the fact that they had been working overseas. When he was 13, he was to sent to Sherborne School which was a boarding school located in Dorset. The education system that was run there meant that his scientific mind wasn’t given any kind of encouragement and so he studied advanced science ideas by himself which was far ahead of the schools’ timetable and what he should’ve been learning at the time. He became less bored with school when he became attracted to another student called Christopher Morcom which meant he communicated more and became an academic success. However, Christopher suddenly died from tuberculosis. Turing was devastated by this and wanted to believe that he still lived on and his…

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    Alan Turing was misunderstood, to say the least. The man we now regard as the father of modern computer science was heavily criticized and discouraged during his life for various reasons. Nonetheless, Turing was an incomparable mathematician way ahead of his time, and he made major contributions to the math and technology fields, helping win World War II and creating a path for modern computers to become a reality. We recognize him today with great honor and respect, but throughout his lifetime,…

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    Alan Turing was a rather exceptional mathematician and scientist who played a crucial role in the development of both modern computing and artificial intelligence. While arguably his most famed achievement is the well known Turing Test he accomplished a bevy of feats in his time. From an early age Mr. Turing displayed an inquisitive mind which was further nurtured and developed as he went off to college where his unusual mind was already beginning to shine. Displaying a startling firm grasp of…

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    British and the French when they were in fear of attack. When the Polish shared their information with the British about the Enigma, they joined forces and created the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS). Once the government started working on cracking Enigma they gathered the best minds they could find, and one of them was Alan Turing. Alan Mathison Turing was born on June 23 1912 to Julius Mathison and Ethel Sara Turing. He had one older brother named John. At 13 years of age he was…

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    Alan Turing on June 23, 1912, in Maida Vale, London England. At a young age, he displayed signs of high intelligence, which some of his teachers actually recognized it, but did not really respect the fact that he was in fact intelligent. When Turing attended the Sherborne School at the age of 13 he became primarily interested in math and science. After Sherborne, Turing enrolled at King's College or known as the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, he studied there from 1931 to 1934. …

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    Alan Turing Death

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    Alan Turing, the man widely considered the father of artificial intelligence, proved to be a child prodigy as early as age 6, saved thousands of lives in the second great war, set the stage for what we perceive as the modern day personal computer, made advancements in Biology just as well as computer science, and died to suicide after being charged with “gross Indecency” by the very government he helped during the war. How could someone go from being as vital of a person, as Winston Churchill…

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    In 1950, Alan Turing published his groundbreaking work “Computing Machinery and Intelligence,” which said that all digital computers, regardless of how they are put together, are equivalent in their computing abilities (442). This breakthrough in computer science has since fostered immense intellectual growth in artificial intelligence. For more than half a century, scientists have been working toward creating machines that are intelligent in the same way human beings are intelligent. Scholars…

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    Renowned computer scientists and historians alike have hailed Alan Turing as the “father of the modern computer.” This is no small claim if one considers the tremendous impact computers have on humanity. Innovations like the internet and email have massive effects on everyday life in the modern world, from every call made from a cell phone, to every pixel of data seen on a high-definition television screen, computation of one kind or another is involved in some way. There are countless worthy…

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    The Imitation Game was developed in 1950 by Alan Turing. The goal of the game is to proof that a machine can think. In the game the interrogator must determine which one of the participants is a human and which one is the machine. He states that if a machine passes the test, there will be no question that the machine is undeniably thinking. He rises the argument of consciousness, the objection of Lady Lovelace’s, his responses and leave as with the question if the test is a good way to tell if a…

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    Alan Turing was born June 23rd, 1912. He was the son of Julius Mathison and Ethel Sara Turing. He had an older brother, John Turing. John and Alan did not see their parents much because of their work. Turing was very smart, especially in science. He invented many machines that have helped us get to our point in technology. He saved millions of lives, changing the future forever. Alan Turing has done some major accomplishments in his life. He was not only a mathematician but also a cryptographer…

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