What affect did this have on the war? It gave information about where and how attacks would happen, especially from U-boats on Navy supply boats. It is believed to have shortened the war by 2 years… saving many lives!
After the war Built first chess playing machine Helped build first computer, the ‘Baby’
Building a brain What is intelligence? How do we learn? Can a machine think?
How would you teach a machine? Give it puzzles? Play games with it? Teach it to learn a language? Paint a masterpiece? Or would you just give it really good senses and ask it to work it out for itself somehow? Or…?
Can a machine think? What question would you ask? How might a computer ‘give itself away’? Is this a good test of intelligence?
Objections to Machine Intelligence Machines can only do what humans tell them They can’t write poetry They can’t appreciate strawberries They don’t have emotions like us… Religious reasons What do you think…?
Another amazing contribution! Around 1952, Alan got bored of answering the same old questions about humans and machines, so he went back to studying how things grow..
The end In 1954, he was found ‘guilty’ of having a homosexual relationship which was then illegal. He was put on probation if he took hormone therapy. He was found dead in his home in 1954 from Cyanide poisoning from an apple… was it suicide or one of his experiments gone wrong?
Snow white “Dip the apple in the brew, let the sleeping death seep through.”