How Alan #Turing invented the computer age

I’m very pleased to announce that Scientific American has published an essay I wrote titled, “How Alan Turing invented the computer age” in their Guest Blogs. The essay is 1,000 words long and gives a brief history of Turing’s from his 1936 paper “On computable numbers…” through his WWII code breaking, to his post-war work on machine intelligence, his conviction and tragic suicide. It was quite a challenge to get all that into 1,000 words.
   Scientific American has an interesting range of blogs, which I recommend to you.


from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-alan-turing-invented-computer-age.html

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About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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