Which Alan Turing Movie Really Captures The Father Of Computer Science?

There are two movies about Alan Turing that you can watch right now: The Imitation Game and 1996's Breaking the Code. But which one does a better job of exploring his incredible achievement, and the terrible injustice that was done to him? Here's an in-depth look at aspects of Turing's life and how each movie handles… »12/15/14 4:30pm

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Alan Turing In The First Imitation Game Trailer

Get a first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, computer scientist, mathematician, father of artificial intelligence and the person who cracked the German Enigma code. The Imitation Game appears to focus on the latter of Turing's accomplishments, which makes sense as solving the Germans' "uncrackable" code… »7/21/14 12:26pm

A Chatbot Has 'Passed' The Turing Test For The First Time

A Russian chatterbot named "Eugene Goostman" has become the first to pass the Turing Test – an assessment of machine intelligence first proposed in 1950 by visionary mathematician, logician and codebreaker Alan Turing – by convincing 1 in 3 judges that it was a 13-year-old non-native-English-speaking Ukrainian boy. »6/08/14 6:00pm

Did Polish cryptographers crack the Nazi Enigma code before Alan Turing?

Among the many things that computer science pioneer Alan Turing is remembered for was his tremendous contribution to the British war effort in which he is credited with cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code — a breakthrough that historians widely agree helped to shorten the war in Europe. But now, the Polish government… »10/09/12 10:30am