Who is Alan Turing?

Today we’re going to take a step back from programming and discuss the person who formulated many of the theoretical concepts that underlie modern computation – the father of computer science himself: Alan Turing. From his theoretical Turing Machine and work on the effort to break Nazi Enigma codes during World War II, to his contributions in the field of Artificial Intelligence (before it was even called that), Alan Turing helped inspire the first generation of computer scientists – despite a life tragically cut short.

Alan Turing the man who approached to solve the decision problem through a hypothetical computing machine, actually known as a Turing machine. Watch this interesting video and learn where does your smartphone, computer, laptop and iPad basic system come from.