By Jeff Jedras
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch takes high performance computing out of the data center and into the theater with his portrayal of computing industry pioneer Alan Turing in the Oscar-nominated film, The Imitation Game.
The movie tells the story of how Turing led a team during World War Two that helped crack Germany’s naval Enigma code, allowing the Allies to gain a crucial advantage against the U-Boats that threatened to choke off the resupply of Britain. It was a technology victory that, the film argues, shortened the war and saved millions of lives.
Perhaps a sequel will focus on one of Turing’s other claims to fame: the Turing Test. Proposed by Turing in 1950, it seeks to distinguish between a machine-based artificial intelligence and a human. In a nutshell, it asks, "Are you a human, or a machine trying to fool me?"Read More >