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The essential Turing

Author: Alan Mathison Turing; B Jack Copeland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The papers in this book are the key works for understanding Alan Turing's phenomenal contribution across the fields of mathematics, computing, artifical intelligence and artifical life. They include  Read more...

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Mathison Turing; B Jack Copeland
ISBN: 0198250797 9780198250791 0198250800 9780198250807
OCLC Number: 156728127
Description: viii, 613 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Alan Turing 1912-1954 ; Computable Numbers: A Guide ; 1. On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidensproblem (1936) ; 2. On Computable Numbers: Corrections and Critiques ; 3. Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals (1938) ; 4. Letters on Logic to Max Newman (c. 1940) ; Enigma ; 5. History of Hut 8 to December 1941 (1845) ; 6. Bombe and Spider (1940) ; 7. Letter to Winston Churchill (1941) ; 8. Memorandum to OP-20-G on Naval Enigma (c. 1941) ; Artificial Intelligence ; 9. Lecture on the Automatic Computing Machine (1947) ; 10. Intelligent Machinery (1948) ; 11. Computing Machinery and Intelligence (1950) ; 12. Intelligent Machinery, A Heretical Theory (c. 1951) ; 13. Can Digital Computers Think? ; 14. Can Automatic Calculating Machines Be Said to Think? (1952) ; Artificial Life ; 15. The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis (1952) ; 16. Chess (1953) ; 17. Solvable and Unsolvable Problems (1954)
Responsibility: edited by B. Jack Copeland.
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