The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviani & Leland Purvis

Writer: Jim OttavianiArtist: Leland PurvisPublisher: AbramsRelease Date: March 22, 2016 Originally published on Tor.com, this biography of the brilliant, pioneering and tragically closeted computer scientist Alan Turing may share a title with the 2014 film that also covers Turing’s life, but neither is an adaptation of the other. The name of both comes from the test Turing developed to determine whether a machine has truly achieved artificial intelligence. Rather than the kind of dialogue portrayed in a film like Ex Machina, the test consists of a simultaneous, text-only interrogation of two parties by a third party, none of whom is in the same room. And one of the interrogated parties is a computer. If the person asking the questions cannot determine which of the interview subjects is a machine, artificial…


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