As mentioned at the first day this year, this year it will be 100 years ago that Alan Turing was born.
Instead of waiting till the media bandwagon will start in June, giving us the information overload, why not spread it a little bit? Why is Turing relevant?
Alan Turing counts, because he lay pretty much the scientific foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Computers, helped win World War 2 for the Allies by cracking the Enigma code and is seen as a famous gay martyr.
Besides that, Turing is fascinating because his cutting edge theories were directly related to his cutting edge practical applications, which he was building. That’s hip!
Go watch the Hollywood movies made about him.
Breaking the Code (Movie)
Next post more on the technical side of Alan.