CENTURY had the pleasure of speaking with Sir Dermot Turing, Alan Turing’s nephew, about Alan’s legacy and how science and AI skills can be fostered in schools. Sir Dermot is the acclaimed author of Prof, a biography of his uncle, The Story of Computing, and most recently X, Y and Z – the real story of how Enigma was broken. Learn more about these and more at https://dermotturing.com/ Learn more about CENTURY, the award-winning AI-powered learning tool, at https://www.century.tech/
We talked with Dermot Turing about his presentation: Alan Turing, Artificial Intelligence, and Stamp Collecting Alan Turing probably never collected stamps, but he was one of the pioneers of Artificial Intelligence. Dermot Turing tells the story of how Alan Turing recognised that machines could learn, and considers whether the debate about the direction of Artificial Intelligence has moved on in the 70 years since then. What is the Robot Fallacy and why are we still trapped by it? How should we be planning for a world where AI is central to our lives? And what has any of this got to do with Stamp-Collecting? http://itdays.ro/presentation/Alan-Turing-Artificial-Intelligence-and-Stamp-Collecting About Sir John Dermot Turing: Dermot Turing graduated from King’s College Cambridge and New College Oxford. He spent his career in the legal profession, most recently as a partner of Clifford Chance. Since 2014 he has moved into a more varied range of activities, including an active role as a trustee of Bletchley Park and a volunteer and trustee of the Turing Trust, a charity which sends second-hand computers for a new life in schools in Africa. Dermot Turing is the nephew of Alan Turing and author of a biography on Turing (‘Prof’: Alan Turing Decoded, published in 2015 by The History Press) as well as The Story of Computing, published by Arcturus in 2018. His most recent book is X, Y and Z – the real story of how Enigma was broken (September 2018, The History Press) which explains how the vital groundwork done [More]
Sir Dermot Turing visited Google’s office in Seattle, WA to discuss his book “Prof: Alan Turing Decoded”. Famous codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing’s legend has grown through books and films such as The Imitation Game, and it has become a challenge to discern the real man from the story. Now, Alan Turing’s nephew, Sir Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing’s life and creativity in his new biography Prof: Alan Turing Decoded. Dermot Turing was educated at Sherborne and King’s College, Cambridge. After completing his DPhil in Genetics at New College, Oxford, Dermot joined the legal profession. This is his first biography, and the first written by a family member. He is a trustee of Bletchley Park, the UK headquarters for codebreaking during WWII.
Sir Dermot Turing visited Google’s office in Seattle, WA to discuss his book “Prof: Alan Turing Decoded”. Famous codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing’s legend has grown through books and films such as The Imitation Game, and it has become a challenge to discern the real man from the story. Now, Alan Turing’s nephew, Sir Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing’s life and creativity in his new biography Prof: Alan Turing Decoded. Dermot Turing was educated at Sherborne and King’s College, Cambridge. After completing his DPhil in Genetics at New College, Oxford, Dermot joined the legal profession. This is his first biography, and the first written by a family member. He is a trustee of Bletchley Park, the UK headquarters for codebreaking during WWII.
Pendant USI 2018, Dermot Turing revient sur la vie d’Alan Turing et sur sa contribution au développement de l’intelligence artificielle. Découvrez son portrait dans notre nouveau format “Inspired By”
Alan Turing probably never collected stamps, but he was one of the pioneers of Artificial Intelligence. Dermot Turing tells the story of how Alan Turing recognised that machines could learn, and considers whether the debate about the direction of Artificial Intelligence has moved on in the 70 years since then. What is the Robot Fallacy and why are we still trapped by it? How should we be planning for a world where AI is central to our lives? And what has any of this got to do with Stamp-Collecting? IT Days 2018, http://www.itdays.ro http://www.itdays.ro/presentation/Alan-Turing-Artificial-Intelligence-and-Stamp-Collecting
De consultant dans un cabinet d’avocats à historien ! Découvrez le parcours atypique du neveux d’Alan Turing
We were joined in London by Sir Dermot Turing who talked about his uncle, Alan Turing, and his new book Prof: Alan Turing Decoded. About the book: Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country and it has become hard to disentangle the real man from the story. It is easy to cast him as a misfit, the stereotypical professor. But actually Alan Turing was never a professor, and his nickname ‘Prof’ was given by his codebreaking friends at Bletchley Park. Now, Alan Turing’s nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing’s life and creativity, and the later creation of a legend. For the first time it is possible to disclose the real character behind the cipher-text: how did Alan’s childhood experiences influence the man? Who were the influential figures in Alan’s formative years? How did his creative ideas evolve? Was he really a solitary, asocial genius? What was his wartime work after 1942, and why was it kept even more secret than the Enigma story? What is the truth about Alan Turing’s conviction for gross indecency, and did he commit suicide? What is the significance of the Royal Pardon granted in 2013? About the author: Dermot Turing was educated at Sherborne and King’s College, Cambridge. After completing his DPhil in Genetics at New [More]
Information and subscription on http://www.usievents.com Alan Turing (1912-1954) is well known for many things, most notably his work in breaking German codes during World War 2. After the war he was closely involved in the development of Britain’s first programmable electronic computers, and laid important foundations for research into artificial intelligence. Sir Dermot Turing reviews the life of Alan Turing and his contribution to AI. From this perspective, he examines whether AI has moved on since 1949, when the question whether ‘machines can think’ first came to the public consciousness, and whether the fears and threats to society which were first discussed 70 years ago remain valid today. Follow USI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USIEvents Follow USI on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/13Ls21Y Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/19sPpSp