2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FYW-1128 Turing: Thinking Machines, Codes and Other Enigmas


Explores the enigmatic life and prodigious work of Alan Turing (1912-1954), including his pioneering work in the fields of artificial intelligence, the limitations of computing power, and code-breaking during World War II. Consideration of works offering biographical or fictionalized treatments of Turing. Uses a biographical study of his life and writings to examine the fundamental nature of human thought, the existence of a soul, and the ethical role of a citizen in wartime, as well as society’s response to otherness. 4 credits.



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