The Life & Significance of Alan Turing

The History of Science

by Dr Tommy Dickinson. Produced by Simon Brown, 11th August 2015

The Birth of the Computer

In this podcast, Dr Tommy Dickinson of the University of Manchester, discusses the life and significance of Alan Turing.

1. Turing's Early Life.
2. Life at Cambridge and the Universal Turing Machine.
3. WW2 and the breaking of the Enigma Code.
4. Artificial Intelligence & the imitation game.
5. Turing is charged with gross indecency.
6. Chemical castration.
7. Turing and Chaos Theory.
8. The end of Turing's life.
9. Turing's legacy.


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