2012: The Alan Turing Year

Am 23. Juni würde Alan Turing 100 Jahre alt, weshalb man 2012 kurzerhand zum Alan Turing-Jahr ausgerufen hat. Alan Turing war einer der frühesten Entwickler von Künstlicher Intelligenz und hat den Turing-Test erfunden, von Wikipedia:

In 1948, Turing, working with his former undergraduate colleague, D. G. Champernowne, began writing a chess program for a computer that did not yet exist. In 1952, lacking a computer powerful enough to execute the program, Turing played a game in which he simulated the computer, taking about half an hour per move. The game was recorded. The program lost to Turing's colleague Alick Glennie, although it is said that it won a game against Champernowne's wife.

His Turing test was a significant and characteristically provocative and lasting contribution to the debate regarding artificial intelligence, which continues after more than half a century.

Hier die Website zum ATY, das Blog The Turing Centenary hält auf dem laufenden, was so passiert. Hier die ATY-Website der Gesellschaft für Informatik mit einer Übersicht der Veranstaltungen in Deutschland.