2014-11-26 00:46:19 last modified: 2014-11-26 00:47:40
From TechRepublic.com: Artificial Intelligence and life beyond the algorithm: Alan Turing and the future of computing
Turing is not just a historical figure; his work is still crammed with relevance - and tricky questions.
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But the interest in Turing is not just historical - his work is still relevant to some of the thorniest problems in tech, particularly around artificial intelligence. While a number of other academics and engineers had a role in the creation of digital computing, what sets Turing apart is the breadth of his influence, says S. Barry Cooper a professor of mathematical logic at the University of Leeds.
"He is bringing ideas about computation to different areas and that's what's really significant about Turing - he made all these connections and he had a global over-arching view of how computation worked in many different contexts," he said.