The Turing Guide

Paperback | February 3, 2017

byJack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, B. Mark Sprevak

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Alan Turing has long proved a subject of fascination, but following the centenary of his birth in 2012, the code-breaker, computer pioneer, mathematician (and much more) has become even more celebrated with much media coverage, and several meetings, conferences and books raising publicawareness of Turing's life and work.This volume will bring together contributions from some of the leading experts on Alan Turing to create a comprehensive guide to Turing that will serve as a useful resource for researchers in the area as well as the increasingly interested general reader. The book will cover aspects of Turing's lifeand the wide range of his intellectual activities, including mathematics, code-breaking, computer science, logic, artificial intelligence and mathematical biology, as well as his subsequent influence.

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Alan Turing has long proved a subject of fascination, but following the centenary of his birth in 2012, the code-breaker, computer pioneer, mathematician (and much more) has become even more celebrated with much media coverage, and several meetings, conferences and books raising publicawareness of Turing's life and work.This volume wil...

Jack Copeland FRS NZ is Distinguished Professor in Arts at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he is Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing. He has been script advisor and scientific consultant for a number of recent documentaries about Turing. Jack is Co-Director of the Turing Centre at the Swiss Fede...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:February 3, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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BIOGRAPHY1. JACK COPELAND and JONATHAN BOWEN: Life and work2. SIR JOHN DERMOT TURING: The man with the terrible trousers3. PETER HILTON: Meeting a genius4. JACK COPELAND: Crime and punishmentTHE UNIVERSAL MACHINE AND BEYOND5. STEPHEN WOLFRAM: A century of Turing6. JACK COPELAND: Turing's great invention: the universal computing machine7. JACK COPELAND: Hilbert and his famous problem8. BRIAN RANDELL: Turing and the origins of digital computersCODEBREAKER9. JACK COPELAND: At Bletchley Park10. JOEL GREENBERG: The Enigma machine11. MAVIS BATEY: Breaking machines with a pencil12. JACK COPELAND, with JEAN VALENTINE and CATHERINE CAUGHEY: Bombes13. EDWARD SIMPSON: Introducing Banburismus14. JACK COPELAND: Tunny, Hitler's biggest fish15. ELEANOR IRELAND: We were the world's first computer operators16. JERRY ROBERTS: The Testery: breaking Hitler's most secret code17. BRIAN RANDELL: Ultra revelations18. JACK COPELAND: Delilah - encrypting speech19. SIMON GREENISH and JONATHAN BOWEN: Saving the ParkCOMPUTERS AFTER THE WAR20. JACK COPELAND: The Manchester Baby21. MARTIN CAMPBELL-KELLY: ACE, London's first computer22. BRIAN E. CARPENTER and ROBERT W. DORAN: Turing's Zeitgeist23. JACK COPELAND and JASON LONG: Computer music24. DORON SWADE: Turing, Lovelace, and BabbageARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE MIND25. JACK COPELAND: Intelligent machinery26. MARK SPREVAK: Turing's model of the mind27. DIANE PROUDFOOT: The Turing test - from every angle28. DIANE PROUDFOOT: Turing's concept of intelligence29. JACK COPELAND and DIANE PROUDFOOT: Connectionism: computing with neurons30. DIANE PROUDFOOT: Child machines31. JACK COPELAND and DANI PRINZ: Computer chess - the first moments32. DAVID LEAVITT: Turing and the paranormalBIOLOGICAL GROWTH33. MARGARET BODEN: Pioneer of artificial life34. THOMAS E. WOOLLEY, RUTH BAKER, and PHILIP MAINI: Turing's theory of morphogenesis35. BERNARD RICHARDS: Radiolaria: validating the Turing theoryMATHEMATICS36. ROBIN WHITTY and ROBIN WILSON: Introducing Turing's mathematics37. ROBIN WHITTY: Decidability and the Entscheidungsproblem38. EDWARD SIMPSON: Banburismus revisited: depths and Bayes39. ROD DOWNEY: Turing and randomness40. IVOR GRATTAN-GUINNESS: Turing's mentor, Max NewmanFINALE41. JACK COPELAND, ORON SHAGRIR, and MARK SPREVAK: Is the whole universe a computer?42. JONATHAN BOWEN: Turing's legacy