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Alan Turing

Rare Alan Turing manuscript goes on show in Hong Kong

A rare manuscript belonging to British mathematician and code breaker Alan Turing went on show in Hong Kong Thursday ahead of an auction in New York where it is expected to fetch at least $1 million. 

Mar 19, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

Learn about brain's decision-making from 'The Imitation Game'

 When taking simple decisions, neurons in the brain apply the same statistical trick used by Alan Turing to help break Germany's Enigma code during World War II, a new study reveals.

Feb 24, 2015, 17:47 PM IST

Brain uses WW2 Enigma code-cracking method to make decisions

A new study in animals at Columbia University has revealed that brain makes decisions with same statistical trick used by Alan Turing to help break Germany's Enigma code during World War II.

Feb 24, 2015, 14:35 PM IST

Alan Turing's notebook to be auctioned

Code breaker Alan Turing's notebook, featuring notes about mathematics and computer science, is all set to go under hammers and expected to fetch more than USD 1 million.

Jan 22, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

UK`s Oscar-tipped Cumberbatch toasts codebreaker Turing

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, tipped for an Oscar for his performance as mathematician Alan Turing, said on Wednesday he hopes the film will be a worthy tribute to the wartime codebreaker persecuted for being gay.

Oct 09, 2014, 06:13 AM IST

Supercomputer passes Turing test for the first time

A supercomputer programme has passed the Turing Test for the first time in history after it managed to fool 33 per cent of the human judges into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy.

Jun 09, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

Britain pardons gay `father of computing` Alan Turing

Britain on Tuesday granted a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking hero who committed suicide after he was convicted of the then crime of homosexuality. 

Dec 24, 2013, 13:21 PM IST