Alan Mathinson Turing. English Mathematician, Logician, Cryptanalyst and Computer Scientist. Father of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence, Computers Scientists, Alan Ture, Bletchley Parks, Computer Science, People, Computers Science, Modern Computers, Enigma Codes
Alan Mathison Turing (1912–1954) British mathematician, logician & cryptanalyst. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" & "computation". Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science & artificial intelligence. Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952. He accepted treatment with female hormones (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died from cyanide poisoning
(Description from source website): Alan Turing - Codebreaker Stacked Slate Sculpture By Stephen Kettle Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain’s codebreaking centre. For a time he was head of Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German cipher...
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This man, Alan Turing, helped win World War II by inventing a computer than could decrypt German messages encoded with the Enigma machine. In addition, he formally described the concepts of algorithms and computation. He proved that anything computable on one machine, is computable on another, given enough time. He is the father of computer science. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found gulty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to suicide. Britan has apologised.
Karl Landsteiner was the scientist who discovered blood groups in 1901. He is the father of modern transfusion and received the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his work. It would not be until 1937 that all the kinks in blood transfusion would be worked out. He also discovered the Polio virus. He was one of the men who helped make modern medicine possible.
Ayanna M. Howard, Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a SnoMote robot designed to study Antarctic ice shelfs. Ayanna MacCalla Howard (born January 24, 1972) is an American roboticist and an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.