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The Enigma is Child’s Play! (Plus: Sayonara Ray Bradbury)

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine NOW AVAILABLE for instant download! Click to find out more. Days to Centenary: 17 And we’re back! A combination of bad things (a disastrous hard drive … Continue reading

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The Alan Turing Year is Everywhere: Invitation to Iceland

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 65 If you`ve been following the Alan Turing Year you`ll know that it`s being marked in about 20 countries, from England to Canada, … Continue reading

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Wired Says a Turing Test Contender May Be on the Horizon

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 70 Just in time for the Turing Centenary and the Alan Turing Year, Wired magazine reported just days ago that we may soon … Continue reading

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Alan Turing and the Price Paid by LGBT Scientists, Part Deux

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 75 In my last post I noted that this year´s Manchester Pride Festival will have the theme ‘Queer’d Science’ in honour of Alan … Continue reading

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The New Turing Tenner Showdown: Extended Deadline, Cooler Goal

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 77 As many people will know by now, a very popular petition is circulating to have Alan Turing appear on the new £10 … Continue reading

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Alan Turing, Gay Pride, and Gay Science

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 77 The Turing Tenner Showdown deadline has been extended for a final time to May 31! Design the best £10 note honouring Alan … Continue reading

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Alan Turing Year Gets Practical: £30,000 Bursary

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 82 The Turing Tenner Showdown deadline has been extended to April 15! Design the best £10 note honouring Alan Turing, win prizes, and be the … Continue reading

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Turing Media Feast, Part III: The Turing Test in Theory and in Real Life [2 Videos]

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 83 Today is the last day to enter the Turing Tenner Showdown! Design the best £10 note, win prizes, and be the envy of your … Continue reading

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Turing Media Feast, Part II: George Dyson + the Digital Universe

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 84 The TV Ontario show Big Ideas is one of the best products of public television in Canada, as I’ve written on a related blog. Big Ideas … Continue reading

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Turing Media Feast, Part I: Radiolab Goes Turing

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 85 Just before we move on: The Turing Tenner Prize has yet to be claimed! See the previous post for details.  The deadline … Continue reading

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