B Jack Copeland
|描述：||1 online resource (622 pages)|
|内容：||Contents; Alan Turing 1912-1954; Computable Numbers: A Guide; Enigma; Artificial Intelligence; Artificial Life; Index.|
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.