Alan Turing

Q: Do you play chess?

A: Yes.

Q: I have K at my K1, and no other pieces. You have only K at K6 and R at R1. It is your move. What do you play?

A: (After a pause of 15 seconds) R-R8 mate.

After the idea of artificial intelligence was proposed, people started to think whether computers are able to think or not. This paper illustrates different angles toward the discussion and how situations vary with each other.

Alan Turing– the father of computer science

Alan Turing was an English mathematician who breaks codes during wartime. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer

Alan M Turing and colleagues working on the Ferranti Mark I Computer, 1951.

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