By Andrew Hodges (auth.), Christof Teuscher (eds.)
Alan Turing's primary contributions to computing resulted in the improvement of recent computing know-how, and his paintings keeps to motivate researchers in computing technology and past. This ebook is the definitive number of commemorative essays, and the celebrated individuals have services in such various fields as man made intelligence, common computing, arithmetic, physics, cryptology, cognitive experiences, philosophy and anthropology.
The quantity spans the total wealthy spectrum of Turing's lifestyles, learn paintings and legacy. New mild is shed at the way forward for computing technological know-how via visionary Ray Kurzweil. impressive contributions come from the thinker Daniel Dennett, the Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, and the celebrated truth seeker Martin Davis, who presents a primary serious essay on an rising and arguable box termed hypercomputation. a different function of the e-book is the play by means of Valeria Patera which tackles the scandal surrounding the final apple, and offers as an enigma the lifestyles, dying and future of the fellow who did a lot to decipher the Enigma code throughout the moment global warfare.
Other chapters are sleek reappraisals of Turing's paintings on computability, and take care of the foremost philosophical questions raised by means of the Turing try, whereas the booklet additionally comprises essays addressing his much less famous rules on Fibonacci phyllotaxis and connectionism.