Today, Google has posted a doodle in order to honor the father of computing, Alan Turning on his 100th birthday. Alan Mathison Turing was an English mathematician. The Alan Turing doodle on the Google homepage is inspired by the Turing machine which was conceptualized by him in 1936.
The device helps to stimulate the logic of a computer algorithm and explains the functioning of a CPU. This Google doodle is interactive and it involves six tasks that have to be performed successfully. Every successful step of the Google logo will get filled with a color.
Alan Turing was born on June 23rd, 1912 in London. His father was an Indian Civil Services officer during the British rule. Turing graduated with mathematics in 1934 from King's College, University of Cambridge. At the time of the Second World War, he joined the British Government's Code and Cypher School.
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He was appointed an officer of the Order of British Empire for this efforts in helping break the cryptic messages that were used by Germans. After the war, he joined the National Physical Laboratory. There, he designed and developed the electronic computer. Later, he went to Computing Machine Laboratory and designed the first electronic digital computer, Ferranti Mark I.
Turing was a pioneer in the sector of artificial intelligence. He proposed the Turing test in 1950, a condition to check if a machine can think. In 1952, he was prosecuted for homosexuality and was sentenced for a treatment. He died of cyanide poisoning on June 7th 1954.
The highest distinction in computer science is awarded with Turing Award which is named after him. It is also known as Nobel Prize of computing. The two sponsors of the award are Google and Intel.
Are you confused on how to solve the Alan Turing doodle? The video below will help you to play with the doodle and solve the Alan Turing Google doodle.