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Alan Turing's 100th Birthday: Google Pays Tribute With A Doodle

By Gerard @presurfer
Alan Turing's 100th Birthday: Google Pays Tribute With A Doodle
Alan Mathison Turing (1912 - 1954) was an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist. 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 played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.
Today's Google doodle features a Turin machine, a device used to simulate the logic of a computer algorithm and is helpful in explaining the functioning of a CPU. The doodle is interactive and requires users to break a set of six codes and each successful code break adds color to a letter of the greyed out Google logo.

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