Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Guest post: Turing 100 in 2012

Reading University is participating in TURING100in2012 - celebrating 20th century mathematician Alan Turing through a special Turing Test contest in his centenary year, 2012. Turing100in2012 is part of the Alan Turing Year 2012.

The Turing100in2012 team includes Professor Kevin Warwick and Huma Shah - members of the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee (TCAC), Ian Bland, Chris Chapman and Marc Allen.

Turing100in2012 aims to repeat the Turing tests organised by the University of Reading in 2008:

Other Alan Turing links:
The Alan Turing Year Homepage
The Turing Digital Archive
The Turing Archive for the History of Computing

You can follow the Alan Turing Year on Facebook here and here, follow Turing100in2012 on Twitter or read the blog.


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Huma Shah said...

Thank you so much Obnoxio, for this notice :-) Now I'm looking through your posts on MP's expenses for some good Obnoxio quotes, re a short article on University cuts!!!

Ryan said...


I thought that idiot had gone to ground.

On a related note, the missus found Alan Turing's calculator the other day and recently dealt with a Japanese film crew who wanted to see a Turing Machine. Its Turing crazy around here.

Apparently old Alan was a big believer in telepathy, and even made provisions for it in his writings on the Turing test.

Surreptitious Evil said...

Ryan beat me to it.

Professor Kevin "I may be a cunt but I'm a cyborg cunt" Warwick? I thought even the minor exposure he was getting as one of Susan Greenfield's "Great Mistakes" was too much of the oxygen of oxygen for him.

Huma Shah said...

Kevin Warwick, inspiration for 2009 Young Scientist of the Year, Peter Hadfield: BBC Radio 4 Today, March, 6, 2009 at 07.19 -