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The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma

Author: Alan Mathison Turing; B Jack Copeland
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Alan Turing, pioneer of computing and WWII codebreaker, is one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. In this volume for the first time his key writings are made available to a broad, non-specialist readership. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and  Read more...
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Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954.
Essential Turing.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004275594
(OCoLC)57434580
Named Person: Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Mathison Turing; B Jack Copeland
ISBN: 9780191520280 0191520284 9780198250807 0198250800 9780198250791 0198250797 1280759224 9781280759222
OCLC Number: 77004045
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 613 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Alan Turing 1912-1954 / Jack Copeland --
Computable numbers : a guide / Jack Copeland --
On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem (1936) --
On computable numbers : corrections and critiques / Alan Turing, Emil Post and Donald W. Davies --
Systems of logic based on ordinals (1938), including excerpts from Turing's correspondence, 1936-1938 --
Letters on logic to Max Newman (c.1940) --
Enigma / Jack Copeland --
History of Hut 8 to December 1941 (1945), featuring an excerpt from Turing's 'Treatise on the Enigma' / Patrick Mahon --
Bombe and Spider (1940) --
Letter to Winston Churchill (1941) --
Memorandum to OP-20-G on Naval Enigma (c.1941) --
Artificial intelligence / Jack Copeland --
Lecture on the automatic computing engine (1947) --
Intelligent machinery (1948) --
Computing machinery and intelligence (1950) --
Intelligent machinery, a heretical theory (c.1951) --
Can digital computers think? (1951) --
Can automatic calculating machines be said to think? (1952) / Alan Turing, Richard Braithwaite, Geoffrey Jefferson and Max Newman --
Artificial life / Jack Copeland --
The chemical basis of morphogenesis (1952) --
Chess (1953) --
Solvable and unsolvable problems (1954).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by B. Jack Copeland.
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