Name: Alan Mathison Turing
Born: June 23, 1912 in Maida Vale, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 7, 1954 (Age: 41)
Computer related contributions
- English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist who is considered to be the father of computer science.
- Developed the Turing Machine in 1936.
- Developed the Turing Test.
- Since 1966, the Turing Award has been given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery to a person for technical contributions to the computing community. It is widely considered to be the computing world's highest honour, equivalent to the Nobel Prize.
Honors and awards
- The movie The Imitation Game (2014) was based on his life story.
- Officer of the Order of the British Empire
- Fellow of the Royal Society
"A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human."
"Machines take me by surprise with great frequency."