turing

  • Today’s Google Doodle Is An Actual Turing Machine

    Today’s Google Doodle Is An Actual Turing Machine

    Today’s Google Doodle is a working Turing machine that contains six puzzles. Sophia Foster-Dimino on Google’s Doodle team built the app in honor of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday. What’s a Turing machine? It’s not an actual machine, per se, but a thought experiment that allowed for the advent of digital computing. Read More

  • A real Turing Machine

    We pay lots of lip service to Turing but has anyone actually seen or thought about what Turing did for computing? Aside from the Turing Test, Alan Turing invented his Machine, a “tape-based” system for digital computing. The machines have always been thought of as a “thought experiment” but on crazy man actually built one. Although this Turing machine is controlled by… Read More

  • Petition asks UK to say "I'm Sorry!" to Alan Turing

    Petition asks UK to say "I'm Sorry!" to Alan Turing

    Chances are most of you know what the Turing Test is, and therefore have a passable familiarity with Alan Turing, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th century. For most people, knowledge of the man stops there. Some might know that he was a fantastic mathematician and cryptanalyst responsible for much of the code-breaking success of the UK’s Bletchley… Read More