The legacy of Alan Turing - artificial intelligence and code-breaking
On the centenary of his birth, we take a look back at the life and achievements of Alan Turing
By Mary-Ann Russon | Techworld | Published: 03:00, 23 June 12
23 June 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birth. Join us as we take a quick look back through his life at his achievements in technology, his theories and his personal struggles. Warning - copious amount of black and white photography will ensue.
Images courtesy of the Science Museum / SSPL.
A child genius
Born in Maida Vale and raised in Hastings, Alan Turing exhibited signs of genius from a very young age. At the age of 13 he was accepted into the prestigious and private Sherborne School in Dorset. His first day coincided with the 1926 General Strike, and he was so determined to attend that he cycled over 60 miles by himself to get there, stopping overnight in a hotel. (Photo courtesy Kuriositas.com)