Alan Turing The Imitation Game Storia di un enigma Uno dei pi grandi geni del Ventesimo secolo questo stat Alan Turing Nato a Londra nel considerato tra i padri della moderna informatica spieg la natura e i limiti teorici delle macchine logiche
Alan Turing: The Imitation Game  Storia di un enigma By Andrew Hodges, Uno dei pi grandi geni del Ventesimo secolo, questo stat Alan Turing Nato a Londra nel 1912, considerato tra i padri della moderna informatica spieg la natura e i limiti teorici delle macchine logiche prima che fosse costruito un solo computer fu un matematico fuori dal comune Durante la Seconda guerra mondiale mise le sue straordinarie capacit al servizio dellUno dei pi grandi geni del Ventesimo secolo, questo stat Alan Turing Nato a Londra nel 1912, considerato tra i padri della moderna informatica spieg la natura e i limiti teorici delle macchine logiche prima che fosse costruito un solo computer fu un matematico fuori dal comune Durante la Seconda guerra mondiale mise le sue straordinarie capacit al servizio dell Inghilterra, entrando a far parte di Bletchley Park, la localit top secret della principale unit di crittoanalisi del Regno Unito, e contribu in modo decisivo alla decifrazione di Enigma, la complessa macchina messa a punto dai tedeschi per criptare le proprie comunicazioni, ribaltando cos le sorti del conflitto Ma la sua fu anche una vita tormentata Perseguitato per la sua omosessualit , fu condannato alla castrazione chimica Umiliato, a soli 41 anni, si suicid in circostanze misteriose morsicando una mela avvelenata con cianuro Nel 2013, dopo oltre sessant anni dalla sua morte, la Regina Elisabetta gli ha concesso l assoluzione reale Con la verve di una spy story, la biografia di Andrew Hodges ci restituisce l ambiente e il clima culturale del periodo storico in cui Turing nato e si formato, le sue brillanti idee in campo matematico e scientifico, e ci fa conoscere il lato umano e personale di un genio inquieto.
Alan Turing Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS tj r June June was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be Alan Turing Computer Pioneer, Code Breaker, Gay Icon Jun , Alan Turing was a British scientist and a pioneer in computer science During World War II, he developed a machine that helped break the German Enigma code. Alan Turing The Enigma The Book That Inspired the Film Alan Turing was an intense personality, not the autistic enigma portrayed in the film Many times I wanted to put the book away, but I finished it in spite of myself If you prefer to read reference material, which is how I believe this book should be classified, then knock yourself out. The Enigma of Alan Turing Central Intelligence Agency Apr , Alan Turing an English mathematician, logician, and cryptanalyst was a computer pioneer Often remembered for his contributions to the fields of artificial intelligence and modern computer science before either even existed , Turing is probably best known for what is now dubbed the Turing Alan Turing Gay Hero Stopped World War II Then Punished Apr , Alan Turing pioneered the fields of digital computation, cyber technology, and artificial intelligence He was a brilliant man with an unstoppably inventive mind He was not only a scientific and technological pioneer but a war hero. Computer The Turing machine Britannica The Turing machine Alan Turing, while a mathematics student at the University of Cambridge, was inspired by German mathematician David Hilbert s formalist program, which sought to demonstrate that any mathematical problem can potentially be solved by an algorithm that is, by a purely mechanical process Turing interpreted this to mean a computing machine and set out to design one capable The Imitation Game Dec , Directed by Morten Tyldum With Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Alan Turing Quotes Author of Computing machinery and quotes from Alan Turing Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine , We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done , and I m afraid that the following syllogism may be used by some in the future Turing believes machines think Turing lies with men Therefore machines do not think Yours in How Alan Turing Cracked The Enigma Code Imperial War Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician Born in London in , he studied at both Cambridge and Princeton universities He was already working part time for the British Government s Code and Cypher School before the Second World War broke out In , Turing took up a full time role at Turing test The Turing test, originally called the imitation game by Alan Turing in , is a test of a machine s ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human Turing proposed that a human evaluator would judge natural language conversations between a human and a machine designed to generate human like responses. The father of modern computing Alan Turing s legacy Jul , Alan Turing s school report reveals little of his genius Items from codebreaker s life and death go on display at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge Published Oct The Turing Digital Archive home page Alan Turing is best known for helping decipher the code created by German Enigma machines in the Second World War, and for being one of the founders of computer science and artificial intelligence This archive contains many of Turing s Alan Turing The Man That Broke Enigma Alan Turing Alan Turing was recruited to join the Government Codes and Cypher School on rd September when war broke out for his mathmatical skills and problem solving skills He focused his attention to breaking German encrypted codes that were sent via radio transmission across Germany also Alan Turing Archive Plus articles about Turing and his work, including Artificial Intelligence NEW Recently declassified previously top secret documents about codebreaking The documents that form the historical record of the development of computing are scattered throughout various archives, libraries and museums around the world Until now, to study these

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Alan Turing 23 June, 1912 7 June, 1954Proximate Cause Goodness of FitI m not too proud to admit that the impetus for my picking up this biography was a trailer for the upcoming film on Alan Turing and his involvement with cracking the Enigma code during WWII The Imitation Game However, if you are interested exclusively or even primarily in the cryptanalytic exploits of Turing et al at Bletchley Park then this is probably not repeat not the Turing book for you.While Andrew Hodges thoroughly cover [...]
Let me introduce you to Alan He is a quiet and shy man, but one who mainly gets along with his colleagues He is determined to tackle large questions and finds that his understanding of mathematics and logic can be applied to aspects of the universe around him, especially in areas that people would deem too messy and without any logic He is a great proponent of going back to first principles when approaching problems also.This book has been on my radar for years now I found it after one of those [...]
This was a fascinating book I m not really recommending it because I thought it was overly complicated and I m not sure that a lot of people will want to spend half of their reading time on the way I did I only understood about a quarter of the many, many mathematical concepts that were discussed, at exhausting length, in the book Still, I m glad to know about the man who contributed so much to computer science He had a fascinating, tragic life Great book, but be prepared for some headaches.
To read this is to feel humbled, not just by Alan Turing s brilliant mind, but also by the years of dedicated work that Andrew Hodges put into this biography At 700 plus pages, including a massive number of footnotes and references which are themselves a fund of fascinating information, it is dense going however, and probably not for everyone, although I found it totally absorbing Here finally well, not really finally as it was written in 1983 was someone who could explain Turing s universal mac [...]
I loved this book I was almost afraid to read it after others said how difficult it was to understand the math sections, but I found those to be fascinating If math had been taught this way in my schools, I would have enjoyed it a lot I even read some of the maths bits to my husband As to Turing s life, I very much enjoyed reading about that, too I wish I had known him The way his mind works just took my breath away I found myself going back over paragraphs, just to make certain I would always [...]
That s certainly cleared up a lot of the questions I had following the film It concerns me that Cumberbatch s Turing seemed to stray dramatically from biographical evidence The film paints him in a dangerously stereotypical way, as the lone genius, unable to work well with others and with little care for his fellow humans It would seem the Turing was a well liked person, albeit one who didn t care very much what people thought of him, especially concerning his sexuality If you saw and enjoyed th [...]
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I watched The Imitation Game last week and I was left in awe, and slightly ashamed of myself for not knowing the contribution of Alan Turing to the war efforts and the advent of the computer age After the film i bought this book and a few others in order to get to know about the brilliant man and the code breaking that went on during WW2 This is an extremely well written and detailed book, and while a little heavy of the maths side there is nothing not to be expected from a biography about a ge [...]
4.5 Quite a thorough biography, I prefer the Bletchley Park period, but quite complete picture of his lifeI only have a couple of complaints The book is quite lengthy I feel that some digressions into the politics at his boarding school, for example, weren t worth diving into to explain the effect it had on his presence there Hodges also employs this extended mixed metaphor intertwining Alice in Wonderland apropos , Wizard of Oz less so , among others Not sure it helped to continue referring to [...]
This biography was a struggle to get through I picked it up in audiobook form in anticipation of The Imitation Game hitting theaters this fall I didn t immediately realise how long and thorough it would be, though I knew I was venturing into a topic I knew very little about.Here s the thing the parts of this biography that deal with Alan Turing s personal life are EXTREMELY interesting and well researched I loved how detailed they were and found it a fascinating portrait of a man I knew very lit [...]
Una biografia sicuramente esaustiva e particolareggiata, ma che tende a esaurire un po il lettore, almeno quello che, come me, non ferratissimo in campo scientifico, e che penalizza in parte l effettivo emergere della personalit di Alan Turing, che fino alla fine, comprese le motivazioni del suo suicidio, resta un enigma D altro canto, come ben chiarisce l autore nella sua nota finale, il materiale a disposizione relativamente scarso Questo, unito all indubbia riservatezza e ritrosia che caratte [...]
Ponderous in places, fast moving in others, this is the best attempt to capture Turing the man and mathematician Always awkward always shy in social situations, he grew to be a man with a quite powerful build, yet with with the movements of an undergraduate or a boy , without an attractive face.A scholarship boy to a public i.e private school , Turing suffered the humiliations familiar since Arnold s day to any boy who was a loner and terrible at team sports He hero worshiped and a classmate wh [...]
What a beautiful, kind, compassionate and wonderfully written biography I cried when I read it, and when I think about it I like biographies in general, but this one touched a special spot You cannot but feel awed at the greatness of the personality that is being painted, intimidated by his genius, and infuriated at the obviously horrible treatment he received in return for saving the democratic world Perhaps no other biography has elicited such a widely varying set of emotions such as this one [...]
I managed to finish the book but it was of a struggle than it should have been Good stories can tell themselves so why does Hodges have to butt in all the time with his clumsy attempts to link everything in Alan s life to childhood stories and experiences And Turing s homosexuality, his cruel treatment by the authorities and his eventual suicide speak for themselves they don t need page after page of Gay Lib exegesis Less would have been .Having got my irritation out of the way and I was at tim [...]
Alan Turing The Enigma by Andrew Hodges is an enigma in its own right Its subject, the British mathematical genius who contributed to the cryptanalysis of the Nazi enigma code and to the beginnings of the computer, was not an easy subject He was a homosexual at a time when homosexual acts were considered a crime He was a largely unhappy loner And he was a powerful intellectual.Hodges adopts three approaches to his biography First, he gives the facts of Turing s life as much as it was possible, f [...]
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Like many, I purchased this because I very much enjoyed The Imitation Game it then sat upon my TBR shelf for well over a year I felt that I should try my best to read it before 2016 was out, so I squeezed it into my November reading.As far as biographies go, Alan Turing The Enigma is incredibly long, running to 679 pages excluding the notes and index The whole was not as well written as I was expecting, and it did not feel very consistent in places The intricate mathematical details placed here [...]
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of the brilliant Alan Turing Winston Churchill said WW2 would not have been won except for Turing s invention of the Enigma, a code breaking machine His work is credited as leading to the modern personal computer I read this in preparation for the upcoming movie The Imitation Game, and also managed to find and watch an earlier movie, Breaking the Code starring Derek Jacobi as Alan Turing, online Turing has not been as well known as he should have been, due [...]
This is a very, very in depth biography So much that there were parts that I had to skip admittedly mostly the actual mathematics portions which go quite a bit over my head I can see what this was so well received, especially considering when it was written originally If you re looking for something that really gets down the nitty gritty with regards to Alan Turing this is definitely your best bet If you re looking for something to read to feel prepared to head into the film that s loosely based [...]
I just saw the film tonight and was blown away I really want to learn about this man and his footprint on history And before seeing the credits, I had no idea it was based in this book grabby hands going wild
I found Alan Turing the enigma by Andrew Hoges quite interesting and maddening Interesting because of the genius and achievements of Turning, which are described in some detail much to the author s credit but maddening because of the sociopolitical asides about Turing s homosexuality which was illegal in the UK during his lifetime , not just as they relate to Turing himself but to further an agenda of the author that detracts from Turing s story I say this despite the evidence that homophobia dr [...]
I am really glad I read this book I read it for the story of the person the biography The writing was well done It is hard to write a story that contains a lot of technical detail This was managed quite well My problem was that I couldn t relate to the technical stuff in audio form I have resigned myself to the fact that for me, technical stuff has to be presented in a visual form I simply can t handle techical material in audio form while commuting to work Also, I don t really have the backgrou [...]
This comprehensive biography is certainly detailed It is, perhaps, the most thorough biography I ve read This allows a great insight into the character and intelligence of Turing, but it did quickly become unnecessarily dense in parts, and felt like it was veering off at a tangent by placing Turing s academic work in a wider context than was really necessary I don t think the book needed to explain some of the mathematical concepts in quite the detail it did, nor did it need to explain in fine d [...]
Alan Turing has always been a fun historical figure The Turing Test and Turing Machines are both tributes to his unending contribution to the world of science fiction I mean science and mathematics The real stuff, not books about robots at all But he was, apparently, a great deal than that He was instrumental in decoding Enigma messages during WWII He was a grumpy puppy who didn t socialize well He was a gay man alienated from society by early twentieth century s He helped build one of Britain [...]
Fascinating but overly detailed in stretches Sometimes I just don t care that Turing had a meeting with so and so about a particular project But, that said, there really were a lot of interesting themes math, philosophy, technology, war, homosexuality.The author uses many literary allusions, sometimes to excess There are a lot of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass references science and Jabberwocky, the Cold War and the Red Queen Also references to George Bernard Shaw s Back [...]
a perfect scientific biography, inferior only so far as i know to American Prometheus heartbreaking and inspiring, a soaring, dazzling look into the life of the Great Man.
This biography of Turing, that eventually spawned the recent biopic The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is a solid read and in some ways better than the movie.The book focuses on than just Turing s contributions around cracking the Enigma Code which is interesting in and of itself As discussed in the book Turing made major contributions in bringing about the computer revolution, is called by some the father of modern computing, and played a vital role in advancing the theory of ar [...]
this book took forever for me to read first of all, it s 50% math textbook and i haven t read one of those since college math nostalgia unfortunately alan turing was a fascinating genius and individual and so i kept wanting to know what else he did in his life, juuuust enough to keep going TURNS OUT he only gets credit for about ten percent of the cool shit that he did he invented generated text with his friend and they used it to write randomly generated love letters his hobby was basically apo [...]
I m genuinely proud of the monumental effort it took to finish a book that at times was completely over my head An amazing life, I m glad to know about him.
After reading this I have come to realise that the movie is 90% hollywood, 5% Benedict Cumberbatch, and 5% accuracy.