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Alan Turing : life and legacy of a great thinker

Author: Christof Teuscher
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alan Turing's fundamental contributions to computing led to the development of modern computing technology, and his work continues to inspire researchers in computing science and beyond. This book is the definitive collection of commemorative essays, and the distinguished contributors have expertise in such diverse fields as artificial intelligence, natural computing, mathematics, physics, cryptology, cognitive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Named Person: Alan Turing; Alan Turing
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christof Teuscher
ISBN: 9783662056424 3662056429 3642057446 9783642057441
OCLC Number: 859587864
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 542 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword / Douglas Hofstadter --
Alan Turing: an introductory biography / Andrew Hodges --
Alan's apple: hacking the Turing Test / Valeria Patera --
What would Alan Turing have done after 1954? / Andrew Hodges --
From Turing to the information society / Daniela Cerqui --
The mechanization of mathematics / Michael J. Beeson.
Responsibility: Christof Teuscher, ed. ; foreword by Douglas Hofstadter.

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Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing.  Read more...

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