RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57434580 LA English T1 The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma A1 Turing, Alan Mathison,, Copeland, B. Jack,, PB Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 2004 SN 0198250797 9780198250791 0198250800 9780198250807 AB "Alan Turing, pioneer of computing and World War II code-breaker, was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. The astonishing output of his tragically short life included the universal Turing Machine (the theoretical foundation of all modern computing), the electro-mechanical 'bombes' used at Bletchley Park to decipher the Enigma code, his ground-breaking design for an electronic stored-programme computer, and work on artificial intelligence and artificial life so revolutionary that he can claim to be the founding father of these disciplines. In this book, Turing's key writings in all these subjects are made easily accessible for the first time. Lectures, scientific papers, top secret wartime material, correspondence, and broadcasts are introduced and set in context by Jack Copeland, Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing."--BOOK JACKET.