Alan Turing – The Imitation Game


I cannot help but wonder about the timing of the announcement that Alan Turing is to feature on the new UK £50 note .

Nothing in the UK happens by chance , perhaps it signifies the rise of GCHQ in ‘intelligence’ circles , maybe something else .

Does it signify a technological milestone ?

Turing worked at GCHQ for a while , the UK’s answer to the NSA .

In the UK the two are indistinguishable and can be thought of as a single organization .

The partner agencies are responsible for global mass data collection and analysis , a vital resource in the war on terror development of machine learning and artificial intelligence .

The new note could also represent a celebration .

Perhaps they have a new child on the way .

Related :


  1. Was Alan Turing murdered?
  2. The Killing of Alan Turing
  3. How Alan Turing and His Test Became AI Legend
  4. Alan Turing
  5. John von Neumann
  6. Turing and von Neumann’s Brains and their Computers (PDF)
  7. The true fathers of computing
  8. What von Neumann knew of Turing
  9. AI history

Further reading :

computer-face dummy

  1. Deep-Learning AI Is Taking Over
  2. Introduction to Deep Learning
  3. Google AI creates novel neural network NASNet
  4. Google AI created a ‘child’ more powerful than any human-made AI
  5. How researchers are teaching AI to learn like a child
  6. An AI that can code its own ‘Child AI’
  7. Beginner’s guide to Reinforcement Learning
  8. Deep Reinforcement Learning

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