Ian Watson’s radio interview about Alan #Turing

Inside the recording studio

I was just interviewed by Kim Hill for New Zealand’s National Radio’s Saturday programme. The interview covers a range of material from my new book The Universal Machine. The interview covers the history of computing starting with Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, but focuses on Turing. The interview ranges across Turing’s contributions to theory of computation, his WWII code-breaking work, the development of early post-war computers, the Turing test for machine intelligence. His subsequent conviction for gross indecency and suicide are also discussed.
    You can listen to the interview in the player below and other formats are available to stream or download from Radio New Zealand’s website.


from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2012/05/ian-watsons-radio-interview-about-alan.html


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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