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 9:26am Monday 9:26am

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 3:00pm 6/08/14 3:00pm

Benedict Cumberbatch's next big role might be as Alan Turing

This falls within the realm of strong rumor, but it's an exciting rumor all the same. Deadline is reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is "in deep conversations" to play cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing in the biopic The Imitation Game, a script from the 2011 Black List. Will Cumberbatch make the jump… » 2/03/13 10:30am 2/03/13 10:30am

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 7:30am 10/09/12 7:30am

New Monopoly board is based on the life of Alan Turing

When cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing worked at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, he would play Monopoly on a board hand-drawn by William Newman, the teenage son of his mentor, Max. In honor of Turing's fondness for the game of capitalism, Bletchley Park is launching a special… » 9/09/12 8:00am 9/09/12 8:00am

Birthplace of Modern Computers Is "a National Disgrace"

During World War II, the best mathematical minds in Britain gathered at a place called Bletchley Park to decipher the secret codes used by the Axis. To aid the process, they developed the Colossus Mk 1 and Mk 2, some of the first machines recognizable as programmable computers. And now UK computer scientists are up in… » 7/25/08 8:00am 7/25/08 8:00am