• Podcast Extra: Alan Turing

    23 February 2012

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        The original computer whizz

        Alan Turing is sometimes called 'the founder of computer science'. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth, Charlotte Stoddart went to Oxford to meet his biographer, physicist Andrew Hodges. In this podcast, they talk about Turing's famous 1936 paper on computable numbers, his contribution to cracking the German Enigma ciphers, and his thoughts on machine intelligence.

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