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Turing, Alan

  • By: Shawn Miklaucic
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

1912–1954

Computer Scientist, Mathematician

Alan M. Turing's work on the hypothetical Turing machine, a programmable mechanical device for solving mathematical problems, laid the groundwork for computer science, and his Turing Test endures as a fundamental concept in artificial intelligence (AI). During World War ...

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