New film on Alan Turing

March 26, 2011

An international production team has created a teaser for a feature-length drama documentary on Alan Turing, says biographer Dr. Andrew Hodges.

Turing was the British WW II code breaker and early pioneer of computer science and artificial intelligence who proposed an operational test of intelligence as a replacement for the philosophical question, “Can machines think?”

Historians believe that his WW2 code breaking work helped save millions of lives and shortened the war by two years. He founded three new scientific fields: computer science, artificial intelligence, and morphogenesis.

Funding is currently being raised for the film, with a goal  for completion in mid-2012, to coincide with the centennial of Turing’s birth.