October 11, 2012

Alan Turing Remembered

Thanks to IntelNews http://intelnews.org/2012/10/10/01-1106/

"Britains’ GCHQ praises Alan Turing legacy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19834593

In a rare public speech, Iain Lobban, the Director of GCHQ, Britain’s signals intelligence agency, has praised the legacy of British mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing. Widely considered the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Turing committed suicide in 1954, after the British government prosecuted him for being a homosexual. In 2009, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown offered a public apology for Turing, who is also credited with cracking the Nazi Enigma code —a vital part of the Allied effort in World War II"

Alan Turing: why the tech world's hero should be a household name http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17662585 June 18, 2012

Alan Turing: The codebreaker who saved 'millions of lives' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18419691 June 19, 2012 - also see http://www.alanturing.net/

Was Turing the father of computing? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18327261 June 20, 2012.

If only Turing had been born in the US. He would have been well recognized, rewarded and would have led a productive life through to the 1970s.

by Natasha