Here, B. Jack Copeland provides an account of Turing's life and work, exploring the key elements of his life-story in tandem with his leading ideas and contributions. The book highlights Turing's contributions to computing and to computer science, including Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life, and the emphasis throughout is on the relevance of his work to modern developments. The story of his contributions to codebreaking during the Second World War is set in the context of his thinking about machines, as is the account of his work in the foundations of mathematics.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Jack Copeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he is Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing. His books include The Essential Turing (Oxford University Press), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers (Oxford University Press), Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine (Oxford University Press), Logic and Reality: Essays on the Legacy of Arthur Prior (Oxford University Press), and Artificial Intelligence (Blackwell). He has published more than 100 articles on the philosophy and history of computing, and mathematical and philosophical logic.
Table of Contents
1. Click to Open
2. Turing's Universal Machine
3. Sinking Hilbert
4. The Intuitive Mathematician
5. Breaking Enigma
6. Tunny - Hitler's BlackBerry
7. The Colossus of Computers
8. ACE- A Month's Work in a Minute
9. The Manchester "Electronic Brain"
10. Artificial Intelligence
11. The Imitation Game
12. Educating Machinery
13. Computer Chess
14. Artificial Life