# Turing

Alan Math·i·son [math-uh-suhn], /ˈmæθ ə sən/, 1912–54, English mathematician, logician, and pioneer in computer theory.

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*Turing*test as a benchmark for measuring artificial intelligence.This avocado armchair could be the future of AI | Will Heaven | January 5, 2021 | MIT Technology ReviewFor instance, the mathematician Pascal Michel proved in 1993 that the record-holding five-rule

*Turing*machine exhibits behavior similar to that of the function described in the Collatz conjecture, another famous open problem in number theory.How the Slowest Computer Programs Illuminate Math’s Fundamental Limits | John Pavlus | December 10, 2020 | Quanta MagazineA 2015 study published in Cell Systems used them to take

*Turing*’s theories a step further to explain pattern orientation.How a 19-year-old lion fathered 35 cubs in 18 months | Tom McNamara | August 27, 2020 | Popular-ScienceIn this sense, they pass what we might call the

*Turing*test for empathy.

At no time during his ordeal was

*Turing*able to publicly reveal the far greater secret that had framed his life since 1940.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero | Clive Irving | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEASTNonetheless,

*Turing*killed himself on June 7, 1954, in a deliberately prepared way, by eating a cyanide-laced apple.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero | Clive Irving | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEASTWhatever the reason, in 1954

*Turing*found himself out in the cold as far as any future secret work was concerned.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero | Clive Irving | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST*Turing*conceived and built a computer, the forerunner of all digital computations, that cracked the code.Alexander is everything

*Turing*is not—gregarious, flirty, and, you guessed it, charming.From ‘The Good Wife’ to ‘The Imitation Game’: Matthew Goode Wages His Charm Offensive | Kevin Fallon | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEASTThat work was led by my personal all-time hero, a guy named Alan

*Turing*, who pretty much invented computers as we know them today.Little Brother | Cory DoctorowOnce

*Turing*looked hard at it, he figured out that the Nazi cryptographers had made a mathematical mistake.Little Brother | Cory DoctorowComplained that the physicians and attendants were tor

*Turing*him in order to drive him insane.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry | Bernard GlueckThe problem had been that

*Turing*was smarter than the guy who thought up Enigma.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow

## British Dictionary definitions for Turing

/ (ˈtjʊərɪŋ) /

Alan Mathison . 1912–54, English mathematician, who was responsible for formal description of abstract automata, and speculation on computer imitation of humans: a leader of the Allied codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War II

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## Scientific definitions for Turing

[ tur′ĭng ]

British mathematician who in 1937 formulated a precise mathematical concept for a theoretical computing machine, a key step in the development of the first computer. After the war he designed computers for the British government and helped in developing the concept of artificial intelligence.

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