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Philosophical explorations of the legacy of Alan Turing: Turing 100
Floyd J., Bokulich A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 361 pp. Type: Book (9783319532783)
Alan Turing has become such a cultural icon (with a major Hollywood biopic ensuring that even your average moviegoer is reasonably conversant with his name) that it is hard to think of a time when this wasn’t the case. And ye...
Dec 20 2017
Turing’s imitation game: conversations with the unknown
Warwick K., Shah H., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 202 pp. Type: Book (9781107056381)
This is a mustread for understanding the Turing test, its origins, how it has evolved over the years, and its linkage to the broader field of artificial intelligence (AI). It is a nontechnical book for undergraduates and postgraduate ...
Sep 27 2017
The Turing guide
Copeland J., Bowen J., Sprevak M., Wilson R., Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2017. Type: Book (9780198747826 ), Reviews: (2 of 2)
The 42 chapters of this richly illustrated book describe Turing’s life and contributions from different viewpoints and at different abstraction levels. These essays, written for a (more or less) general audience, frequently s...
Jul 7 2017
The Turing guide
Copeland J., Bowen J., Sprevak M., Wilson R., Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2017. Type: Book (9780198747826 ), Reviews: (1 of 2)
According to a famous dictum, history is written by the victors....
Jun 14 2017
Alan Turing: the enigma
Hodges A., Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2014. 768 pp. Type: Book (9780691164724)
Rereading and reviewing a biography more than 30 years after its first publication subjects the work to the added scrutiny of evaluating it on its own terms and in relation to all that has happened since its first appearance. Not many ...
Mar 10 2015
Actually, Turing did not invent the computer
Haigh T. Communications of the ACM 57(1): 3641, 2014. Type: Article
Haigh offers arguments that counter the promotion of Alan Turing as the inventor of the digital computer. The root of this claim from Turing’s promoters is his 1936 paper, “On computable numbers, with an application...
Apr 2 2014
Alan Turing: his work and impact
Cooper S., van Leeuwen J., Elsevier Science, Waltham, MA, 2013. 944 pp. Type: Book (9780123869807)
A volume of this caliber is difficult to review, not only because of its length but also because half of the contents are the collected works of one of the most prominent modern scientists, Alan Turing, whose birth centenary it commemo...
Sep 17 2013
Alan M. Turing: centenary edition
Turing S., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2012. 194 pp. Type: Book (9781107020580), Reviews: (1 of 2)
Alan Mathison Turing is now considered one of the greatest figures of the 20th century, yet his name was not recognized beyond mathematical circles until the 1970s, when his work on the breaking of the German Enigma code during World W...
Aug 22 2012
Alan M. Turing: centenary edition
Turing S., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2012. 194 pp. Type: Book (9781107020580), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Alan Turing was one of the great pioneers in the design and use of stored program computers. Generally speaking, he was brilliant but eccentric, steeped from childhood in the study of science and math and adept in the uses of those sub...
Aug 9 2012
Mechanical intelligence (collected works of A. M. Turing)
Ince D. (ed), NorthHolland Publishing Co., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1992. Type: Book (9780444880581)
Given the modern tendency to compartmentalize disciplines, it is especially refreshing to find such a wide range of topics discussed by a single person.
Mechanical intelligence
, the second of four volumes of the collected works ...
Aug 1 1993
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