Would Turing Have Won the Turing Award?

Communications of the ACM

In 2017, we celebrated 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, known simply as the Turing Award. Justifiably, the Turing Award is often accompanied by the tagline "The Nobel Prize in Computing."



Turing.jl is a Julia library for (universal) probabilistic programming. Turing allows the user to write models in standard Julia syntax, and provide a wide range of sampling-based inference methods for solving problems across probabilistic machine learning, Bayesian statistics and data science etc. Since Turing is implemented in pure Julia code, its compiler and inference methods are amendable for hacking: new model families and inference methods can be easily added. Turing's home page, with links to everything you'll need to use Turing is: Turing was originally created and is now managed by Hong Ge. Turing is an open source project so if you feel you have some relevant skills and are interested in contributing then please do get in touch.

Alan Turing, Computing Genius And WWII Hero, To Be On U.K.'s New 50-Pound Note

NPR Technology

The Bank of England's new 50-pound note will feature mathematician Alan Turing, honoring the code-breaker who helped lay the foundation for computer science. The Bank of England's new 50-pound note will feature mathematician Alan Turing, honoring the code-breaker who helped lay the foundation for computer science. Alan Turing, the father of computer science and artificial intelligence who broke Adolf Hitler's Enigma code system in World War II -- but who died an outcast because of his homosexuality -- will be featured on the Bank of England's new 50-pound note. The new note will be printed on polymer and will bear a 1951 photo of Turing, the bank announced Monday. It's expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021.

The Meta-Turing Test

AAAI Conferences

We propose an alternative to the Turing test that removes the inherent asymmetry between humans and machines in Turing’s original imitation game. In this new test, both humans and machines judge each other. We argue that this makes the test more robust against simple deceptions. We also propose a small number of refinements to improve further the test. These refinements could be applied also to Turing’s original imitation game.

Would Turing Have Passed the Turing Test?

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On June 7, 2014, a Turing-Test competition, organized by the University of Reading to mark the 60th anniversary of Alan Turing's death, was won by a Russian chatterbot pretending to be a Russian teenage boy named Eugene Goostman, which was able to convince one-third of the judges that it was human. The media was abuzz, claiming a machine has finally been able to pass the Turing Test. The test was proposed by Turing in his 1950 paper, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence," in which he considered the question, "Can machines think?" In order to avoid the philosophical conundrum of having to define "think," Turing proposed an "Imitation Game," in which a machine, communicating with a human interrogator via a "teleprinter," attempts to convince the interrogator that it (the machine) is human. Turing predicted that by the year 2000 it would be possible to fool an average interrogator with probability of at least 30%.