AlanTuring, The Father of Computer Science
Maandag 01 oktober, 20h00 - 22h00
• Aula Minderbroedersberg 4-6
• B. Mols, PhD, science journalist and author, Amsterdam
Computers, internet, artificial intelligence, smart phones and consumer robots are increasingly penetrating our daily lives.
But who gave birth to the computer age? This year it is exactly hundred years ago that the father of computer science, the man who changed the course of World War II, the pioneer of the digital age, Alan Turing (1912-1954), was born. The world celebrates this year as the Alan Turing Year.
In his lecture Bennie Mols will concentrate on Turing’s life and work and on the question what has become of Turing’s dreams about artificial intelligence. Turing is perhaps the only person in the world who has made pioneering contributions to three branches of intelligence: human, artificial and military. His work extends over mathematics, logic, computer science, philosophy and even biology.
Will computers become smarter than humans? Will robots take care of sick and elderly? Will we soon driven around by robotic cars? Will the computer become our soul mate? What are the differences between the human brain and the electronic brain?
Mols recently published Turing’s Tango about the quest to build thinking machines.
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B. Mols, PhD, science journalist and author, Amsterdam