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.
Revolutionising aeroplane design
In 1954, the Pilot ACE computer was used to analyse jet fuselage wreckage salvaged from the Mediterranean Sea after a Comet jet exploded in mid-air. The research done using the Pilot ACE eventually led to the metal fatigue problems being solved and aeroplane design being changed forever.