On ABC Classic FM Midday, Margaret Throsby interviews special guests who give extraordinary insights into their life and work, thoughts and feelings. Margaret's guest list reads like a who's who of Australia and the world, but also includes less well-known people with their own remarkable stories. It is Margaret's warmth and her deep engagement with people that make these ABC Classic FM Midday interviews a 'must subscribe' podcast.
February 2nd, 2015
Episode 28 of 234 episodes
Jack Copeland FRS NZ is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he is Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing. Copeland is a leading authority on Alan Turing, the British mathematician whose work in complex mathematics led directly to the invention of the first modern computer and who was also a famous code breaker at Bletchely Park during World War II. Throughout his career Turing also contributed to numerous other fields including mathematical logic, computer programming, mathematical biology, practical engineering and hardware, cognitive science, artificial intelligence and code breaking. Turing has been said to have pioneered the information age.