# Alan Turing

22 March 2013

Laura Brazel

Table of Contents

What was Alan Turing’s contribution to the development of computers?1

What were the theoretical contributions of Alan Turing to the development of computers?1

What were the practical outcomes, in the form of machines and ``software'' of Alan Turing's work?1

What is another famous contribution of Alan Turing in the field of computer science?1

What was Alan Turing's contribution to the allied war effort in the Second World War?2

What was the nature of the work undertaken by Alan Turing and his colleagues during the second world war?2

How significant was the work of Alan Turing and his colleagues to the outcome of the war?2

When did the contribution of his group become known to the public?2

Is there a legacy of this work still present, i.e. something similar which is still going on?2

Why did Alan Turing die so young?3

Please outline the main details of the life of Alan Turing.3

What were the laws that had a tragic effect on him?3

How have these laws changed over the 60 or so years since his death?3

Conclusion3

Abstract

This article will look at the life of Alan Turing, a computer scientist prominent in the 1940’s. It touches on his career, his achievements and parts of his personal life. It also has a prominent look at his time during the war and his accomplishments throughout.

What was Alan Turing’s contribution to the development of computers?

What were the theoretical contributions of Alan Turing to the development of computers?

|Answer |Alan Turing introduced the concept of artificial intelligence and the concept of creating computers that | | |‘learn’; treating the computer like a child’s brain and then educating that brain. He envisioned creating | | |a computer that thought like a human. These theoretical contributions helped develop the computers that we| | |see today. | |URLs |http://blog.thetist.com/index.php/alan-turings-contribution-to-computers/ | | |http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing | |Search Engine |https://www.google.com.au/ | |Search Keywords |Alan Turing | | |Alan Turing AND "contribution to computer" |

What were the practical outcomes, in the form of machines and ``software'' of Alan Turing's work?

|Answer |Alan Turing’s most notable outcome of his work was the ‘Turing Test’, which was a test of artificial | | |intelligence | |URLs |http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine | | |http://blog.thetist.com/index.php/alan-turings-contribution-to-computers/ | | |http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing | |Search Engine |https://www.google.com.au/ | |Search Keywords |Alan Turing...

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Figure 1 The Bletchley Park Museum 's statue of Alan Turing

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