VALUABLE LESSONS: ALAN TURING FATHER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE.

Quite mind-boggling and lot of goose bump moments while watching the movie The Imitation Game.

Alan Turing , in full Alan Mathison Turing, (born June 23, 1912, London, England—died June 7, 1954, Wilmslow, Cheshire), British mathematician and logician, who made major contributions to mathematics, cryptanalysis, logic, philosophy, and mathematical biology and also to the new areas later named computer science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and artificial life.

The moment the movie got over, I started searching documentaries and started finding books too. Precisely, Alan’s curiosity on building a machine and decrypting enigma code seems too interesting in the movie.

It was really special experience to watch this movie. I won’t simply watch a movie or reading stuff for entertainment purpose. Something has to impact me. Not purely based on motivation. Of course, there should be a motivation. Along with that, particular character/scenes/words/statements/books are the one that drives humans in an impactful way or in a professional manner.

I would sincerely encourage the readers to watch this movie.

Here are the quotes and insights from Alan Turing.

One more interesting article, I found which is from pbs.org, 8 things you don’t know about Alan Turing.

1. He was an Olympic-level runner.

2. He embodied some values of the Hippie movement.

3. He got bad grades and frustrated his teachers.

3. He got bad grades and frustrated his teachers.

5. He developed a new field of biology out of his fascination with daisies.

6. He stuttered when talking.

7. He didn’t keep his sexuality a secret among friends.

8. He refused to let a punishment of chemical castration stop him from working.

SOURCES:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alan-Turing

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/8-things-didnt-know-alan-turing

With respect.

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