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Alan Turing

Alan Turing

Alan Turing

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  • The cryptographic mathematics of Enigma [microform]  StLib Fed Doc Microfiche  D 1.2:EN 4/2
  • Solving the enigma [microform] : history of the cryptanalytic bombe StLib Fed Doc Microfiche      D 1.2:EN 4    also online Permanent link
  • German cipher machines of World War II [electronic resource] / David P. Mowry.  SuDoc: D 1.2:G 31 
  • The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer StLib Stacks QA29.T8 L43 2006  

From Public Documents Masterfile

  • Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Author(s):     Turing, A. M. author Citations:       Creative Computingv6 n1 p44-53 Jan 1980 Notes:     CIJJUN1980 ERIC eric:issue This is a reprint of an article which originally appeared in 1950 in which Turing first describes "The Turing Test." The question "Can machines think?" is discussed in detail. (MK)
  • Talking Turing: How the Imitation Game Plays Out in the Classroom. Author(s): Rose, Ellen author [S.1.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse 1998 Citations:      Educational Technologyv38 n3 p56-61 May-Jun 1998 Notes: CIJFEB1999 ERIC Explores the role Turing's imitation game has played in shaping notions of humanity and technology, specifically the use of digital technology in education. Discusses the potency of culturally and historically embedded discourse within a field which views practice as disengaged, through the force of technological "revolution," from social and historical contexts.

From CQ Electronic Library

Alan M. Turing, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence,” Mind, Vol. LIX, No. 236, October 1950, http://mind.oxfordjournals.org/content/LIX/236/433.full.pdf+html.

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