What is Alan Turing?

  • (noun): English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954).
    Synonyms: Turing, Alan Mathison Turing

Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS ( /ˈtjʊərɪŋ/ TEWR-ing; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

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