Walter Isaacson on Alan Turing, Intelligent Machines and “The Imitation Game” Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Biographer Walter Isaacson compares Alan Turing’s computing philosophy with that of Ada Lovelace a hundred years prior. Turing, the subject of the new film “The Imitation Game,” is also featured prominently in Isaacson’s new book “The Innovators.” ———————————————————————————- WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson is a renowned biographer, CEO of the Aspen Institute, and previously the chairman of CNN and managing editor of TIME magazine. He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe, Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Steve Jobs, and most recently Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. ———————————————————————————- TRANSCRIPT: Walter Isaacson: It’s great to trace things back to Alan Turing. You know he’s in Bletchley Park, England. He had come up with the concept of the universal computing machine but then he has to help put it in practice to break the German wartime code. So he comes up with a device called the bomb and then colossus and these are machines that can break the code and he starts thinking about the difference between human imagination and machine intelligence. And it goes back to what he calls Lady Lovelace’s objection. It goes back to Ada Lovelace a hundred years earlier who had said machines will be able to do everything except think. And [More]
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