## The Essential Turing (Google eBook) |

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#### Review: The Essential Turing: Seminal Writings in Computing, Logic, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life Plus the Secrets of Enigma

User Review - Jason Copenhaver - GoodreadsThe explanations of the papers presented are great. The papers are hard to get through but entertaining. I didn't realize how much of CS that Turing envisioned right at the beginning. Neural Nets, Genetic Algorithms, etc. He immediately made the leap from universal machine to AI Read full review

#### Review: The Essential Turing: Seminal Writings in Computing, Logic, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life Plus the Secrets of Enigma

User Review - Piers - GoodreadsWorth it for "On Computable Numbers…" alone. Turing was bewilderingly prescient. Read full review

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