Turing (disambiguation)

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Alan Turing (1912–1954) was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist.

Turing may also refer to:

  • Turing machine, an abstract symbol-manipulating device invented by Alan Turing
  • Church-Turing thesis, an hypothesis about the nature of computation (i.e., that anything computable can be computed by a Turing machine)
  • Turing completeness, a level of computational power equivalent to that of a Turing machine
  • Turing test, a test of artificial intelligence in which an artificial intelligence program tries to mimic the conversational interactions of a human
  • Reverse Turing test, similar in setup to a Turing test, but in which the roles of human and computer are switched (e.g., a human tries to mimic the interactions of an artificial intelligence program)
  • Turing Award, the annual award given by the Association for Computing Machinery for outstanding contributions of a technical nature to the computing community
  • Turing Center, a research center at the University of Washington
  • Turing (cipher), a cryptographic stream cipher
  • Turing (programming language), a Pascal-based programming language used in teaching computer science
  • Turing Number, another term for a CAPTCHA
  • Turing Police, a fictional law enforcement agency in the novel Neuromancer