Texas Museum of Science and Technology, Cedar Park, Texas, USA
March 21st, 2017
THE ‘UNKNOWN’ ALAN TURING
Dermot Turing discussed his uncle Alan Turing’s place in the pantheon of computing, addressing the question:
“To what extent is it right to view him as the ‘father of the computer’?”
He looked at the various machines which Alan developed through his life, where these stand in the evolution of computing machinery, and what the challenges were in the 1930s and 1940s.