当作者Dermot Turing被问及他著名的叔叔时，人们想知道的不仅仅是他生活中的要点。他们想知道艾伦·图灵实际上是一个密码破解者吗？他对人工智能有什么想法？艾伦·图灵的审判、他的自杀、皇家赦免、50 英镑纸币和电影《模仿游戏》的意义何在？
在这本书中，作者剥去层层揭开真实的故事。发现艾伦·图灵 21 世纪的新遗产。
A timely and important book ... [an] exploration of the possibilities of AI and beyond.-- Sir Adrian Smith FRS
Strips away the encrusted hagiography that has developed around Alan Turing in recent years ... a passionate argument for the lessons we should draw from his life and his extraordinary scientific achievements.-- Robert Hannigan
Fascinating and highly readable ... My wife Rohini and I feel particularly grateful to have a special link to [Alan Turing] through our house in Coonoor ... where Alan's mother lived for many years.-- Nandan Nilekani
Essential reading for anyone who thinks they know the history of Alan Turing ... a significant reappraisal of his meaning for us today.-- Dr Tilly Blyth
Dermot compels us to learn from his uncle's incredible life and many achievements in our own pursuit of creating a better world for all.-- Liz Carr
Dermot Turing is the acclaimed author of Prof, a biography of his famous uncle, The Story of Computing, and most recently X, Y and Z – the real story of how Enigma was broken. He is also a regular speaker at historical and other events. He began writing in 2014 after a career in law.
Dermot Turing – like his celebrated uncle Alan Turing – was educated at Sherborne School and King’s College, Cambridge. After a doing a D.Phil in Genetics at Oxford, he concluded that scientific research was not for him, and moved into the legal profession.
Dermot worked for the Government Legal Service and then the international law firm Clifford Chance, where he was a partner until 2014. His specialism was financial sector regulation, particularly the problems associated with failed banks, and financial market infrastructure.
As well as writing and speaking, Dermot is a trustee of The Turing Trust and a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. He continues his interest in the financial world.
Dermot lives in St Albans in Hertfordshire. He is married with two sons, and as well as history his interests include cooking, gardening and opera.