Alan Turing: The Enigma
Alan Turing (1912-54) was a British mathematician who made history. His breaking of the German U-boat Enigma cipher in World War II ensured Allied-American control of the Atlantic. But Turing's vision went far beyond the desperate wartime struggle. Already in the 1930s he had defined the concept of the universal machine, which underpins the computer revolution. In 1945 he was a pioneer of electronic computer design. But Turing's true goal was the scientific understanding of the mind, brought out in the drama and wit of the famous "Turing test" for machine intelligence and in his prophecy for the twenty-first century.
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Review: Alan Turing: The EnigmaUser Review - Brian Harrison - Goodreads
Brilliant, incisive, providing a thoughtful and sympathetic study of the man who was Alan Turing. The included mathematics may be somewhat daunting to many readers,but worth perseverance, as it may be ... Read full review
Review: Alan Turing: The EnigmaUser Review - Elaine Thompson - Goodreads
An admiring, in depth study of the colonial / imperial conceit that nurtured and created the man. Absorbing and sympathetic. Read full review