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.
Code-breaking and Bletchley Park
After attaining a First Class Honours in Mathematics from King's College where he was elected as a Fellow at the age of 22 and a PHD from Princeton University, Turing began working part-time with the Government Code and Cipher School in 1938. When war was declared in 1939 he reported to Bletchley Park where he continued to work on decrypting the German military messages made using the Enigma machine.