Reflections of Alan Turing: A Relative Story (Hardback)
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Reflections of Alan Turing: A Relative Story (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 22/04/2021
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Everyone knows the story of the codebreaker and computer science pioneer Alan Turing.

Except

When Dermot Turing is asked about his famous uncle, people want to know more than the bullet points of his life. They want to know everything was Alan Turing actually a codebreaker? What did he make of artificial intelligence? What is the significance of Alan Turings trial, his suicide, the Royal Pardon, the GBP50 note and the film The Imitation Game?

In Reflections of Alan Turing, Dermot strips off the layers to uncover the real story. Its time to discover a fresh legacy of Alan Turing for the twenty-first century.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780750996099
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A timely and important book ... [an] exploration of the possibilities of AI and beyond.

-- Sir Adrian Smith FRS

Strips away the encrusted hagiography that has developed around Alan Turing in recent years ... a passionate argument for the lessons we should draw from his life and his extraordinary scientific achievements.

-- Robert Hannigan

Fascinating and highly readable ... My wife Rohini and I feel particularly grateful to have a special link to [Alan Turing] through our house in Coonoor ... where Alan's mother lived for many years.

-- Nandan Nilekani

Essential reading for anyone who thinks they know the history of Alan Turing ... a significant reappraisal of his meaning for us today.

-- Dr Tilly Blyth

Dermot compels us to learn from his uncle's incredible life and many achievements in our own pursuit of creating a better world for all.

-- Liz Carr

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