Alan Turing Essays
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Alan Turing, mathematician and cryptographer, managed to achieve incredible feats despite being held back by stigma surrounding his sexuality. This scholar loved to take in new information to solve new problems and was an undeniable math genius. Alan Turing made math history through his excellence in mathematics, heroism in World War 2, and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, all while being openly gay in a society where homosexual acts were illegal. Alan Turing was born on June 23rd, 1912. When he...
Everytime when I am on the subway train, it is hard to see people who are not using smartphone. The world without smartphone is not imaginable anymore. There is a history for world to be shaped in this way, which is not that long but also not that short. Through the movie ‘The Imitation Game’, people got to know about Alan Turing. Alan Turing is the mathematician who first thought of machine that can think by itself. Thinking of something...
Half a century ago, Alan Turing disappeared. A true war hero and mathematical genius, Alan Turing is also considered by many today to be the godfather of computer science and one of the precursors of artificial intelligence as a field of study. He radically, and forever, changed the destiny of Europe. But he also laid the foundations for a technological revolution that today affects every aspect of our lives. A complex character with a broken destiny. A martyr of his...
“I propose to consider the question, “Can machines think?” (Turing 1950, 1). If machines could think, would they think like humans? Could they be programmed to think like humans and the way their mind works while carrying out procedures? Those were the types of questions Alan Turing continued to ask throughout his years studying technology, science, and mathematics. His mind ran wild with new opportunities, seeing that there was a machine that could be built to solve problems within a...
English mathematician Alan Turing once said, “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no-one can imagine.” Turing was born on June 23, 1912 in Maida Vale, London, England and died on June 7th, 1954 in Wilmslow, United Kingdom. All throughout Turing’s childhood he was considered a genius despite his late exposure to science. At thirteen he attended the independent Sherborne School where he became particularly interested in math and science. After Sherborne,...