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Turing, Alan

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Turing, AlanAlan TuringTu‧ring, A‧lan /ˈtjʊərɪŋ $ ˈtʊər-, ˈælən/ 🔊 🔊 (1912–54) a British mathematician and computer scientist, who developed ideas which were later used to build the first electronic computer, and which also influenced the development of the study of artificial intelligence. During World War II he helped to find out the meaning of the German military codes (=secret writing system used for sending messages).
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