Why is Alan turing important?

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How much does Alan Turing earn a year?

Alan Turing died in 1954, and at the present time he is not earning anything.

Who created the test that provided a foundation for Artificial Intelligence?

Alan Mathison Turing created the test for Artificial Intelligence known as the Turing Test.Turing Test helps in identifying/declaring whether a machine is intelligent or not.

Who created a test that provided a foundation for artificial intelligence?

If by Test you are pointing to the very well known "Turing Test".This test was developed by Alan Turing and was published in his paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" in the year 1950

Who proved that a machine was capable of processing a stream of 1s and 0s was capable of solving any problem?

Alan Turing devised the Turing Machine which can be described as a robot which can look at one cell on an infinitely long tape of cells and then, based on what is in that cell and a given program either change the symbol in the cell and/or move the robot to look at the cell to the left/right of the current cell. Alan Turing then went on to prove that it was possible to write a program for this machine that could do the same as the program written for any other computing machine (it might take a very, very, very long time to do it but it would do it). However, some programs are impossible to write; for example it is impossible to write a program which will tell you if a program given to it as input will terminate or not (which Alan Turing proved); this is known as the halting problem.

Why was Alan Turing a significant figure?

As quoted from simple English Wikipedia..."Alan Mathison Turing (June 23, 1912 - June 7, 1954) was an English mathematician and computer scientist.He was one of the first people to work with modern digital computers. He was the first person to think of using a computer for different things. He told people that computers could run different programs. Turing introduced the idea of a Turing machine in 1936. The machine was imaginary, and ran a set of commands.Turing also thought of the Turing test. The Turing test is a test to see if a person can tell the difference between another person and a computer.During the Second World War, Turing was a main participant in the efforts to break German ciphers. On the basis of cryptanalysis he helped to break both the Enigma machine and the Lorenz SZ 40/42 (a teletype cipher attachment codenamed "Tunny" by the British), and was, for a time, head of Hut 8, the section responsible for reading German naval signals.Alan Turing was a gay man. In 1952, Turing admitted having sex with a man. At that time in England, homosexuality was a crime. He was tried and convicted of this crime in a British court. and was forced to make a choice. He had to choose between going to jail or "chemical castration" (taking female hormones like estrogen to lower his sex drive). He chose the hormones. But this made him impotent (unable to have sex) and made him grow breasts. After suffering these effects for two years, he committed suicide (killed himself) with an apple poisoned with cyanide in 1954.The treatment forced on him is now believed to be very wrong, going against medical ethics and international laws of human rights, and malpractice by most doctors."

Related questions

What is Alan Turing's gender?

Alan Turing was a male.

Did Alan Turing have siblings?

Alan Turing had an elder brother, John F. Turing, who became a solicitor (lawyer).

What is Alan Turing's birthday?

Alan Turing was born on June 23, 1912.

When was Alan Turing Memorial created?

Alan Turing Memorial was created in 2001.

When was Alan Turing Building created?

Alan Turing Building was created in 2007.

When was Alan Turing born?

Alan Turing was born on June 23, 1912.

Did Alan turing invent the turing machean?

Yes, he did.

What did Alan turing do to help with computers?

the turing machine

What is Alan Turing good at in math?

Since Alan Turing is dead, he's not good at anything in math.

What is Alan Mathison Turing's birthday?

Alan Mathison Turing was born June 23, 1912 in London England.

How much does Alan Turing earn a year?

Alan Turing died in 1954, and at the present time he is not earning anything.

Is turing a programming language?

No, a person: Alan Turing (1912-1954)