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  • I recall Alan Turing, who lived nearby, ringing us up and challenging us to a game, probably in order to test out a winning algorithm.

    Letters: Turing failed our test

  • London secondary claims abuse 'more or less eliminated' after teaching pupils about figures such as Alan Turing and Oscar Wilde

    Letters: Turing failed our test

  • The famous "Colossus" machines, some of the world's first digital computers, operated at Bletchley, and legendary figures such as Alan Turing were among the personnel.

    The Register

  • Scruffiness was often the hallmark of great inventors, such as Alan Turing, who masterminded the breaking of the Enigma code at Bletchley Park.

    Clipmarks | Live Clips

  • The mathematician and second world war codebreaker Alan Turing is to be celebrated on a special stamp as an online petition calls for a posthumous pardon to quash his conviction for gross indecency.

    Codebreaker Alan Turing gets stamp of approval

  • In a speech to BETT, a trade fair which showcases educational technology, Gove will say Britain should revive the legacy of the mathematician and wartime codebreaker Alan Turing by creating a generation of young people able to work at the forefront of technological change.

    Michael Gove to scrap 'boring' IT lessons

  • In 2009, Gordon Brown issued an unequivocal apology to Alan Turing above, saying the country owed him a huge debt.

    Codebreaker Alan Turing gets stamp of approval

  • Perhaps the opposite, a reinstatement committee, would be more appropriate for one of the most brilliant and grievously mistreated men of the last century, Alan Turing.

    In praise of … pardoning Alan Turing

  • They could teach in history about how Alan Turing played a vital role in saving the world from the Nazis and paved the way for the invention of the computer, only to be hounded to death for being gay.

    Johann Hari: How Can Conservatives Object to Protecting Gay Kids?

  • That is why Alan Turing based the Turing test, which is a test of whether or not a computer is operating at human levels, on a command of language.

    Nataly Kelly: Ray Kurzweil on Translation Technology

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