Posts Tagged ‘Turing documentary’
TODpix, in conjunction with Story Center Productions and Furnace, announces the U.S. Theatrical Premiere of CODEBREAKER in Washington, DC on October 17th and New York City on October 25th. “We’re excited to offer this compelling and unique new film to American audiences,” says TODpix President Andrew Fogelson. “It’s an incredible story that will capture the hearts… Read More
A public radio program in the United States recently featured a segment about CODEBREAKER. “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” a nationally syndicated show broadcasting on 180 radio stations in the US, examines the big ideas impacting our world. This week’s program focused on Alan Turing’s life and legacy. The show included a segment about… Read More
In the week leading up to the centennial of Alan Turing’s birth on June 23rd, there have been a lot of interesting articles about Turing and his contribution to our modern world.
BBC.com features six articles about Turing examining his life and his legacy. Vint Cerf, a Turing Award winner and Google’s Chief internet evangelist, writes,… Read More
June 7th marks the 58th anniversary of Alan Turing’s tragic suicide. His life was short, but his legacy lives on. Here are some quotes about Alan Turing from people we interviewed for CODEBREAKER:
“The things that he contributed to computer science weren’t the things that just happened to be true in one particular year or one… Read More
SBS One will broadcast CODEBREAKER next week in Australia. The hour-long version of the film is scheduled to transmit on Friday June 8th at 9:35pm (Sydney time). The broadcast in Australia will come just one day after the 58th anniversary of Alan Turing’s suicide.
SBS is a highly respected Australian public television network with a strong… Read More
Part of CODEBREAKER focuses on the time that Alan Turing spent at Sherborne School, a boarding school in Dorset, England. Turing attended the school from 1926 until he started at King’s College, Cambridge in 1931. The film features newly uncovered information about the books he checked out between 1928 & 1931. The list offers clues… Read More
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Judea Pearl winner of the 2011 Turing Award, the highest honor in computer science. Pearl, a Professor at UCLA, developed two branches of calculus that paved the way for modern artificial intelligence.
Pearl told US News & World Report, “I think the voice recognition systems that we constantly… Read More
Bletchley Park has opened a new permanent exhibition of some personal items that belonged to Alan Turing. Bletchley Park was the codebreaking center where Turing worked during World War II. The items on display include a teddy bear that Turing bought in school, a treasured Swiss watch, and a book that he won as a… Read More
Here’s a new two-minute trailer for the Alan Turing film. CODEBREAKER is the title we have selected. Stay tuned in the months ahead for details about the worldwide distribution plan for this drama-documentary.
Edward White in the United Kingdom composed the music for Channel 4′s broadcast of “Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker.” Check out this song he wrote. It’s called “Computable Numbers.” Listen now.
Thousands of people in the United Kingdom have signed a petition asking the government to offer a posthumous pardon for Turing’s 1952 conviction on charges of gross indecency. Almost 18,000 people have signed the e-petition. If 100,000 people sign the petition, the issue becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.
Professor Barry Cooper, Chair… Read More
Newspapers in the United Kingdom provided extensive coverage in connection with the recent broadcast of “Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker” on Channel 4 in the UK. The news articles highlighted Turing’s story and our film’s approach to telling it. The papers featuring stories and reviews about the film included The Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Daily… Read More
“Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker” attracted an audience in the United Kingdom of about 1.5 million viewers on Channel 4’s November 21st broadcast. Until December 20th, people in the UK can watch the film streaming on Channel 4’s website.
International distribution plans for the film are being developed now. Stay tuned for details in the months… Read More
Channel 4 in the United Kingdom has announced a broadcast date for the Turing film. We’re very excited to tell you that “Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker” will air on Monday, November 21st at 9pm. Thanks to Channel 4 and Google for sponsoring a preview of the film in London last night. You can find… Read More
Warner Brothers has reportedly signed a seven-figure deal to buy a script about the life of Alan Turing. Deadline reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is interested in being cast as Turing. The script is based on “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges. Read more.
News of this Hollywood feature film comes as production on our… Read More
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a monument on Friday at Bletchley Park to honor the men and women whose codebreaking helped defeat Nazi Germany.
The Queen toured the facility and met with people who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II. In a speech after unveiling an eight foot monument,… Read More
Alan Turing was born 99 years ago today on 23 June 1912 in London. He was born at what is now the Collanade Hotel located near the Warwick Avenue tube station in Little Venice. It’s appropriate on this day to think about Turing’s many contributions to our world. A short life, but a long… Read More
Tuesday June 7th marks the 57th anniversary of Alan Turing’s death. During research for this film, it has been an honor for the production team to talk with people who knew and worked with Turing. Their memories and fond recollections remind us that he wasn’t just a great scientist and an amazing thinker… Read More
The Author of a new book about artificial intelligence recently appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Most Human Human explores how computers are changing our concept of what it means to be human. Brian Christian centers his book on the 2009 Loebner Prize competition in Brighton, England. He participated in… Read More
Two computer scientists propose a new approach for comparing human intelligence with non-human intelligence. The Economist has a story about it. Here is part of the story:
“The most famous test for artificial intelligence is that devised by Alan Turing, a British computing pioneer. To pass the Turing test, and thus be considered intelligent, a program… Read More
The Bletchley Park Trust announces a big breakthrough in its effort to secure a rare collection of Alan Turing’s offprints. The collection belonged to Turing’s close friend and fellow code breaker, Professor Max Newman. It includes 16 offprints of Turing’s published works including his historic paper On Computable Numbers.
The Turing-Newman Collection went on the… Read More
Wired.com has an article about Turing’s groundbreaking work in morphogenesis. The article takes you on a Turing pattern tour. Read more.
“Near the end of his life, the great mathematician Alan Turing wrote his first and last paper on biology and chemistry, about how a certain type of chemical reaction ought to produce many patterns… Read More
The parliamentary Science and Technology Committee wants the British government’s newly announced Technology and Innovation Centres (TIC) named in honor of Alan Turing. The government has set aside £200m to set up a network of TICs. The committee wants these new facilities called “Turing Centres.”
Andrew Miller MP, chair of the Science and… Read More
The verdict is in. Watson is the winner in this Battle of the Titans on Jeopardy! The much publicized game show contest between the IBM super computer and the two greatest Jeopardy contestants ever ended in a blowout. Read an Associated Press article about what happened in this showdown between man and machine.
What does it all mean?