Alan Turing was highly influential in the development of computer science and the concepts of algorithm and computation. He is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.
Turing studied as an undergraduate from 1931 to 1934 at King's College, Cambridge, where he was awarded first-class honors in mathematics. In 1935, at the age of 22, he was elected a fellow of King's on the strength of a dissertation in which he proved the central limit theorem.
In 1936, Turing published his paper On Computable Numbers. In this paper, Turing reformulated the devices that became known as “Turing machines” and lead to the development of the “busy beaver game”, two essential steps in the creation of the modern computer.
During the Second World War, Turing worked for Britain's code-breaking center. Turing played a pivotal role in cracking intercepted coded messages that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in the Battle of the Atlantic. It has been estimated that this work shortened the war in Europe by more than two years and saved over 14 million lives.
After the war, Turing worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he designed the ACE, among the first designs for a stored-program computer. In 1948 Turing joined Max Newman's Computing Machine Laboratory at the Victoria University of Manchester, where he helped develop the Manchester computers.
TRY THIS! Suppose Alan Turing was right. Suppose imagination, coupled with sufficient resources, could solve every problem on earth (or in space) and suppose you were the one with the imagination, the one who could actually reshape the future, the one every investor sought to lavish with unlimited funding. The big question is, “What would you do?” Remember, our premise, “Those who can imagine can create the impossible.” So . . . what will you create? We’d love to read your ideas on our blog page. Make them as practical or bazaar as you wish. Just remember . . . No limits!
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