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  • Feb 20, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Turing Talks 2020

Digital Twins: The next phase of the AI Revolution

BCS & the IET are back with our annual Turing Talk, taking place across the UK in honour and recognition of Turing’s contribution to the field of computing.

The topic of this year’s Turing Talk is Digital Twins: The Next Phase of the AI Revolution? 

Turing 2020 will explore the next phase of the AI revolution, looking at the history of the digital twin, present day capabilities and some of the advances, opportunities and open challenges faced.

About Alan Turing

Alan Turing (1912–1954) was a mathematician, computer scientist, philosopher, theoretical biologist and WW2 code-breaker.

He’s widely recognised as the ‘father of modern computing’ - his creativity and vision has made the computer revolution possible.

In 1936, Turing laid down the theoretical plan for a programmable computer: ‘On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem’.

During the war, he’s most famously linked with Bletchley Park where he designed the electro-mechanical bombe machine that helped to decipher the German Enigma code.

And when the war ended, Turing was heavily involved in the design and programming of the world’s earliest computing machines. He designed the ACE (Automatic Computing Engine) built by the UK Government, wrote programming manuals, published papers on mathematical biology and founded the discipline of artificial intelligence.

Although it’s now hard to see what the limits of the digital revolution might eventually be, it was Turing himself who pointed out the very existence of such theoretical limitations through his work on the Turing machine.

Registration details for this event can be found here.