Google celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing with a doodle binary numbers and thinking that invites users to visit the front page of the search page.
Alan Turing was a mathematician, logician, computer scientist, and philosopher cryptographer. Born June 23, 1912 in London, UK, Turing is considered one of the fathers of computer science as it is the precursor of modern computing.
He provided an influential formalization of the concepts of algorithm and computation: the Turing machine, a device that just used Google’s doodle virtually.
Alan made his own version of the Church-Turing thesis, which postulates that any existing computer model has the same algorithmic capabilities, or a subset of which is a Turing machine.
During World War II, he worked to decipher Nazi codes, particularly the Enigma machine. After the war, designed one of the first programmable electronic digital computer at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK.
Contributed in a particularly provocative to the riddle of whether machines can think, that is Artificial Intelligence.
Alan Turing was prosecuted for being homosexual and 7 June 1954 committed suicide after ingesting cyanide.