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To what extent did Alan Turing influence the evolution of modern computing? The 20th Century mathematician is considered by many to be the father of computer science and many would argue that it is largely due to his research that we are able to read this text on a PC, laptop or smart phone. Aside from his contribution to maths and computing however, Turing’s influence impacted on a variety of fields including cryptanalysis and deciphering Nazi codes which helped to end World War 2. This collection examines Turing’s troubled personal life, the significance of his role at Bletchley Park, his ideas on artificial intelligence and finally examines what his legacy should be.

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To what extent did Alan Turing influence the evolution of modern computing? The 20th Century mathematician is considered by many to be the father of computer science and many would argue that it is largely due to his research that we are able to read this text on a PC, laptop or smart phone. Aside from his contribution to maths and computing however, Turing’s influence impacted on a variety of fields including cryptanalysis and deciphering Nazi codes which helped to end World War 2. This collection examines Turing’s troubled personal life, the significance of his role at Bletchley Park, his ideas on artificial intelligence and finally examines what his legacy should be.

    Alan Turing: Reflections on his personal life

    Alan Turing: Reflections on his personal life

    Professor Timothy Chappell touches upon key moments in Alan Turing's life.

    • 9 min
    Transcript -- Alan Turing: Reflections on his personal life

    Transcript -- Alan Turing: Reflections on his personal life

    Professor Timothy Chappell touches upon key moments in Alan Turing's life.

    Alan Turing: The code breaker

    Alan Turing: The code breaker

    Professor Timothy Chappell explains how the World War 2 brought an opportunity perfectly suited to Turing's abilities.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Alan Turing: The code breaker

    Transcript -- Alan Turing: The code breaker

    Professor Timothy Chappell explains how the World War 2 brought an opportunity perfectly suited to Turing's abilities.

    Alan Turing: The theory of computation

    Alan Turing: The theory of computation

    Senior lecturer Blaine Price interviews Professor Darrel Ince on Alan Turing's legacy from the perspective of a computer scientist.

    • 8 min
    Transcript -- Alan Turing: The theory of computation

    Transcript -- Alan Turing: The theory of computation

    Senior lecturer Blaine Price interviews Professor Darrel Ince on Alan Turing's legacy from the perspective of a computer scientist.

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