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Alan Turing
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    (June 23, 1912-June 7, 1954)
    Developed the Turing Test to test for artificial intelligence
    His work wasn't well known during his lifetime and while living, his biggest claim to fame was his uncle's advancements in the sport of fly-fishing.
    In 1942, he proposed to one of his fellow female professors even though he was openly gay.
    He was arrested in March of 1952 because of a homosexual relationship and was forced to undergo estrogen injections to make him asexual.
    He lost his British security clearance in 1952 because he was gay.
    He committed suicide.
    Many consider the Turing Test an insufficient test for artificial intelligence.
    He received his Ph.D. from Princeton, working without faculty oversight.
    In 1936, he published an article that would later be influential in the development of the computer.
    He made contributions to just about every area of science and mathematics during his lifetime.
    He saved countless lives when he, along with the help of a Polish logician, broke the Nazi Enigma code in 1939 and gave the Allies a major advantage.
    He was briefly a student of Ludwig Wittgenstein's.
    He develop the original and still standard test for artificial intelligence.
    He was a great athlete and was planning on trying out for the British track team for the 1948 Olympics until an injury prevented this.
    He never apologized for his homosexuality and maintained that there was nothing wrong with consenting sex between two adults of the same sex.
    To keep from upsetting his mother, he tried to make the suicide look like an accident.
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    The Turing Test
    Used to test for artificial intelligence.
    The test works as follows: A panel of questioners sit by a computer and converse with an anonymous subject on another computer in another room.
    The panel carries on a dialogue with ten subjects, nine of whom are human and one that is a candidate for artificial intelligence.
    The panel tests the subjects by getting them to answer questions that reveal their ability to adapt to different situations, showcase their aesthetic tastes, etc.
    At the end, the panel votes on who is human and who the potential AI program is.
    If a program has demonstrated enough ingenuity and advancement to fool the panel and convince them that it is human, then it is labeled as artificial intelligence.
    So far, no program has ever passed this test.
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