RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 646780465 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=422546 T1 The essential Turing A1 Copeland, B. Jack,, PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 2004 SN 0198250800 9780198250807 9780191520280 0191520284 AB The ideas that gave birth to the computer age. Alan Turing, pioneer of computing and WWII codebreaker, was 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 artificial life all spring from this ground-breaking work, which is also rich. in philosophical and logical insight. An introduction.