Monday, 23 January 2012

5 months to Turing centenary with major events at Bletchley Park, in Cambridge and in Manchester

Alan Turing Centenary Year includes three major events covering Turing's 100th birthday on Saturday 23 June 2012:

Turing100 Turing Tests at Bletchley Park

How the World Computes in Cambridge

Turing Centenary Conference in Manchester

To take part in Turing100 preliminary phase get involved using your computer with Internet access, see here.

To read Kybernetes journal's special issue on the Turing test see here.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Elizabeth Truss MP mentions Turing on BBC2 Newsnight

BBC2 Newsnight Thursday 12 January 2012

Elizabeth Truss, Conservative MP, South West Norfolk mentioned Turing in the 4-woman debate with Emily Maitlis on the economy and the state of the manufacturing industry in the UK.

18.22 minutes into the programme Truss said:

Turing came up with the idea of the computer he didn’t know how it was going to be monetised, he didn’t know how it was going to go out in the world”.

BBC 2 Newsnight.

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