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.
The Pilot ACE computer
After the war Turing moved to London where he began working at the government's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) on the design for the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE). His paper on the ACE influenced much of the design of modern computers and contributed to the creation of the Pilot Ace computer, one of the first computers to be built in the United Kingdom.