The Father of Artificial Intelligence
I couldn’t stop watching this. Brilliant, bold, broadly true.
Known as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. Alan Turing was tormented, misunderstood and genius.
I first heard of him while watching ’The Imitation Game’.
He was so influential, yet I’ve never heard of him before. Why?
Because of his homosexuality, he was convicted. Back in the day this meant ‘He did a bad bad thing…’, as Chris Isaak would say. The film was only released after the British government granted Royal Pardon to Turing in 2013.
Accurate or not, this film brought his name to a wider audience. It taught me about the beginnings of computers and AI, back in 1950s.
I can now piece together how far we have come. I can now see why Turing was, and still is, the father of AI.
Even Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at #Google recently referenced Turing:
”The year 2029 is the consistent date I predicted, when an artificial intelligence will pass a valid Turing test – achieving human levels of intelligence.”
#AI is a hot topic. During the #GoNorth17, #Trudeau spoke about AI, and how it will shape the #futureofwork.
Thrilled to continue Turing’s work here at PayNinja. For the first time in history, verified work will be possible thanks to AI.