The Turing Essays

Alan Turing
Alan Turing.
June 18, 2012

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, who is considered the father of the modern computer. Turing, who was also known for his code breaking during World War II, was a pioneer in artificial intelligence.  To mark this anniversary year, Big Questions Online will publish four essays by Professor Jack Copeland.

Dr. Copeland is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and he directs the Turing Archive for the History of Computing there. He is considered a leading authority on Turing's work. His books include The Essential Turing (Oxford University Press), and Alan Turing’s Electronic Brain (Oxford University Press). His essays will appear on the site beginning in the fall.