On Turing and The Imitation Game
the imitation game
The Imitation Game, which has just opened in Danish cinemas, is about the math genius Alan Turing, who broke the Nazis' Enigma code during World War 2. But how accurately does the movie portray Turing and his work? Who was Alan Turing? And what is Turing's scientific legacy? This conversation between Turing expert, professor Jack Copeland and professor of formal philosophy Vincent Hendricks will give you the answers.
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If you want to learn more about the movie and Alan Turing, you can listen to the full-length recording (approximately 40 minutes) of the conversation between Jack Copeland and Vincent Hendricks by clicking on the Play icon below:
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About Jack Copeland
Jack Copeland, who is currently visiting professor at the Faculty of Humanities' Royal School of Library and Information Science, is professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he is Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing.
He is recognised as a leading authority on Turing's work, and his books include The Essential Turing (Oxford University Press), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park’s Codebreaking Computers (Oxford University Press), Alan Turing’s Electronic Brain (Oxford University Press), Computability: Turing, Gödel, Church, and Beyond (MIT Press), Logic and Reality (Oxford University Press), and Artificial Intelligence (Blackwell.
Oxford University Press published his latest paperback last month, a highly accessible biography of Turing titled Turing, Pioneer of the Information Age.