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 Alan Turing, pioneer of computing and WWII codebreaker, is one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. In this volume for the first time his key writings are made available to a broad, nonspecialist readership. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and artificial life all spring from this groundbreaking work, which is also rich in philosophical and logical insight. An introduction by leading Turing expert Jack Copeland provides the background and guides the reader through the selection. Alan Turing FRS OBE, (19121954) studied mathematics at King's College, Cambridge. He was elected a Fellow of King's in March 1935, at the age of only 22. In the same year he invented the abstract computing machines  now known simply as Turing machines  on which all subsequent storedprogram digital computers are modeled. During 19361938 Turing continued his studies, now at Princeton University.; He completed a PhD in mathematical logic, analyzing the notion of 'intuition' in mathematics and introducing the idea of oracular computation, now fundamental in mathematical recursion theory. An 'oracle' is an abstract device able to solve mathematical problems too difficult for the universal Turing machine. In the summer of 1938 Turing returned to his Fellowship at King's. When WWII started in 1939 he joined the wartime headquarters of the Government Code and Cypher School (GC & CS) at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire. Building on earlier work by Polish cryptanalysts, Turing contributed crucially to the design of electromechanical machines ('bombes') used to decipher Enigma, the code by means of which the German armed forces sought to protect their radio communications. Turing's work on the version of Enigma used by the German navy was vital to the battle for supremacy in the North Atlantic. He also contributed to the attack on the cyphers known as 'Fish'.; Based on binary teleprinter code, Fish was used during the latter part of the war in preference to morsebased Enigma for the encryption of highlevel signals, for example messages from Hitler and other members of the German High Command. It is estimated that the work of GC & CS shortened the war in Europe by at least two years. Turing received the Order of the British Empire for the part he played. In 1945, the war over, Turing was recruited to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London, his brief to design and develop an electronic computer  a concrete form of the universal Turing machine. Turing's report setting out his design for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) was the first relatively complete specification of an electronic storedprogram generalpurpose digital computer. Delays beyond Turing's control resulted in NPL's losing the race to build the world's first working electronic storedprogram digital computer  an honor that went to the Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory at Manchester University, in June 1948. Discouraged by the delays at NPL, Turing took up the Deputy Directorship of the Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory in that year.; Turing was a founding father of modern cognitive science and a leading early exponent of the hypothesis that the human brain is in large part a digital computing machine, theorizing that the cortex at birth is an 'unorganized machine' which through 'training' becomes organized 'into a universal machine or something like it'. He also pioneered Artificial Intelligence. Turing spent the rest of his short career at Manchester University, being appointed to a specially created Readership in the Theory of Computing in May 1953. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in March 1951 (a high honor). In March 1952, he was prosecuted for his homosexuality, then a crime in Britain, and sentenced to a period of twelve months hormone 'therapy'. From 1951 Turing wor
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (viii, 613 pages)
 Contents

 Alan Turing 19121954 / Jack Copeland
 Computable numbers : a guide / Jack Copeland
 On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem (1936)
 On computable numbers : corrections and critiques / Alan Turing, Emil Post and Donald W. Davies
 Systems of logic based on ordinals (1938), including excerpts from Turing's correspondence, 19361938
 Letters on logic to Max Newman (c.1940)
 Enigma / Jack Copeland
 History of Hut 8 to December 1941 (1945), featuring an excerpt from Turing's 'Treatise on the Enigma' / Patrick Mahon
 Bombe and Spider (1940)
 Letter to Winston Churchill (1941)
 Memorandum to OP20G on Naval Enigma (c.1941)
 Artificial intelligence / Jack Copeland
 Lecture on the automatic computing engine (1947)
 Intelligent machinery (1948)
 Computing machinery and intelligence (1950)
 Intelligent machinery, a heretical theory (c.1951)
 Can digital computers think? (1951)
 Can automatic calculating machines be said to think? (1952) / Alan Turing, Richard Braithwaite, Geoffrey Jefferson and Max Newman
 Artificial life / Jack Copeland
 The chemical basis of morphogenesis (1952)
 Chess (1953)
 Solvable and unsolvable problems (1954)
 Isbn
 9780191520280
 Label
 The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma
 Title
 The essential Turing
 Title remainder
 seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma
 Statement of responsibility
 edited by B. Jack Copeland
 Subject

 Mathematics
 Turing, A. M., (Alan Mathison), 19121954
 Information technology / Computer science.
 Electronic books
 MATHEMATICS  Reference
 Mathematics
 Enigma cipher system
 Turing, Alan Mathison, 19121954
 MATHEMATICS  Essays
 Informatica
 Artificial intelligence
 Electronic book
 Artificial intelligence
 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
 Turing, Alan, 19121954
 Turing, Alan, 19121954
 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
 Enigma cipher system
 MATHEMATICS  PreCalculus
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Alan Turing, pioneer of computing and WWII codebreaker, is one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. In this volume for the first time his key writings are made available to a broad, nonspecialist readership. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and artificial life all spring from this groundbreaking work, which is also rich in philosophical and logical insight. An introduction by leading Turing expert Jack Copeland provides the background and guides the reader through the selection. Alan Turing FRS OBE, (19121954) studied mathematics at King's College, Cambridge. He was elected a Fellow of King's in March 1935, at the age of only 22. In the same year he invented the abstract computing machines  now known simply as Turing machines  on which all subsequent storedprogram digital computers are modeled. During 19361938 Turing continued his studies, now at Princeton University.; He completed a PhD in mathematical logic, analyzing the notion of 'intuition' in mathematics and introducing the idea of oracular computation, now fundamental in mathematical recursion theory. An 'oracle' is an abstract device able to solve mathematical problems too difficult for the universal Turing machine. In the summer of 1938 Turing returned to his Fellowship at King's. When WWII started in 1939 he joined the wartime headquarters of the Government Code and Cypher School (GC & CS) at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire. Building on earlier work by Polish cryptanalysts, Turing contributed crucially to the design of electromechanical machines ('bombes') used to decipher Enigma, the code by means of which the German armed forces sought to protect their radio communications. Turing's work on the version of Enigma used by the German navy was vital to the battle for supremacy in the North Atlantic. He also contributed to the attack on the cyphers known as 'Fish'.; Based on binary teleprinter code, Fish was used during the latter part of the war in preference to morsebased Enigma for the encryption of highlevel signals, for example messages from Hitler and other members of the German High Command. It is estimated that the work of GC & CS shortened the war in Europe by at least two years. Turing received the Order of the British Empire for the part he played. In 1945, the war over, Turing was recruited to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London, his brief to design and develop an electronic computer  a concrete form of the universal Turing machine. Turing's report setting out his design for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) was the first relatively complete specification of an electronic storedprogram generalpurpose digital computer. Delays beyond Turing's control resulted in NPL's losing the race to build the world's first working electronic storedprogram digital computer  an honor that went to the Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory at Manchester University, in June 1948. Discouraged by the delays at NPL, Turing took up the Deputy Directorship of the Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory in that year.; Turing was a founding father of modern cognitive science and a leading early exponent of the hypothesis that the human brain is in large part a digital computing machine, theorizing that the cortex at birth is an 'unorganized machine' which through 'training' becomes organized 'into a universal machine or something like it'. He also pioneered Artificial Intelligence. Turing spent the rest of his short career at Manchester University, being appointed to a specially created Readership in the Theory of Computing in May 1953. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in March 1951 (a high honor). In March 1952, he was prosecuted for his homosexuality, then a crime in Britain, and sentenced to a period of twelve months hormone 'therapy'. From 1951 Turing wor
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 Turing, Alan
 Turing, Alan
 Turing, A. M.
 Turing, Alan Mathison
 Turing, Alan
 Mathematics
 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
 Enigma cipher system
 Artificial intelligence
 MATHEMATICS
 MATHEMATICS
 MATHEMATICS
 Artificial intelligence
 Enigma cipher system
 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
 Mathematics
 Informatica
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 The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma, edited by B. Jack Copeland
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 Alan Turing 19121954 / Jack Copeland  Computable numbers : a guide / Jack Copeland  On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem (1936)  On computable numbers : corrections and critiques / Alan Turing, Emil Post and Donald W. Davies  Systems of logic based on ordinals (1938), including excerpts from Turing's correspondence, 19361938  Letters on logic to Max Newman (c.1940)  Enigma / Jack Copeland  History of Hut 8 to December 1941 (1945), featuring an excerpt from Turing's 'Treatise on the Enigma' / Patrick Mahon  Bombe and Spider (1940)  Letter to Winston Churchill (1941)  Memorandum to OP20G on Naval Enigma (c.1941)  Artificial intelligence / Jack Copeland  Lecture on the automatic computing engine (1947)  Intelligent machinery (1948)  Computing machinery and intelligence (1950)  Intelligent machinery, a heretical theory (c.1951)  Can digital computers think? (1951)  Can automatic calculating machines be said to think? (1952) / Alan Turing, Richard Braithwaite, Geoffrey Jefferson and Max Newman  Artificial life / Jack Copeland  The chemical basis of morphogenesis (1952)  Chess (1953)  Solvable and unsolvable problems (1954)
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 9780191520280
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 2004275594
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 (OCoLC)77004045
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 The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma, edited by B. Jack Copeland
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 unknown
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
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 online resource
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 cr
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 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
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 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Alan Turing 19121954 / Jack Copeland  Computable numbers : a guide / Jack Copeland  On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem (1936)  On computable numbers : corrections and critiques / Alan Turing, Emil Post and Donald W. Davies  Systems of logic based on ordinals (1938), including excerpts from Turing's correspondence, 19361938  Letters on logic to Max Newman (c.1940)  Enigma / Jack Copeland  History of Hut 8 to December 1941 (1945), featuring an excerpt from Turing's 'Treatise on the Enigma' / Patrick Mahon  Bombe and Spider (1940)  Letter to Winston Churchill (1941)  Memorandum to OP20G on Naval Enigma (c.1941)  Artificial intelligence / Jack Copeland  Lecture on the automatic computing engine (1947)  Intelligent machinery (1948)  Computing machinery and intelligence (1950)  Intelligent machinery, a heretical theory (c.1951)  Can digital computers think? (1951)  Can automatic calculating machines be said to think? (1952) / Alan Turing, Richard Braithwaite, Geoffrey Jefferson and Max Newman  Artificial life / Jack Copeland  The chemical basis of morphogenesis (1952)  Chess (1953)  Solvable and unsolvable problems (1954)
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (viii, 613 pages)
 File format
 unknown
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9780191520280
 Lccn
 2004275594
 Level of compression
 unknown
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 c
 Note
 eBooks on EBSCOhost
 Other control number
 99808595698
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 Quality assurance targets
 not applicable
 Reformatting quality
 unknown
 Reproduction note
 Electronic reproduction.
 Sound
 unknown sound
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number

 (OCoLC)77004045
 (OCoLC)ocm77004045
 System details
 Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Subject
 Artificial intelligence
 Artificial intelligence
 Electronic book
 Electronic books
 Enigma cipher system
 Enigma cipher system
 Informatica
 Information technology / Computer science.
 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
 MATHEMATICS  Essays
 MATHEMATICS  PreCalculus
 MATHEMATICS  Reference
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Turing, A. M., (Alan Mathison), 19121954
 Turing, Alan Mathison, 19121954
 Turing, Alan, 19121954
 Turing, Alan, 19121954
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