Blue Plaque: Alan Turing

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Alan Turing
(1912-1954)

Mathematical genius and code breaker, pioneer of computing and artificial intelligence. The Turing test is still the used to assess the progress of artificial machine intelligence towards simulating human intelligence.

The "Turing Institute", the "Turing police" etc. were terms used by William Gibson in Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer etc. to imply societal control mechanisms on uppity Artificial Intelligences (AIs) - not to be confused with the real life Turing Institute(s) set up later at various universities like Manchester or Glasgow etc.

The Blue Plaque memorial us at:

Collonade Hotel
2 Warrington Crescent,
Little Venice,
London W9 1ER

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GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:31:28 ( 51.524317 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:11:05 ( -0.184635 )

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Zero history blog

Zero History blog - http://ZeroHistory.net

- documenting and analysing William Gibson's current novel in progress, with some London / UK locations already.

Spook Country blog

Spook Country blog - htpp://SpookCountry.co.uk

This documents and analyses William Gibson's novel Spook Country which has some London locations, and from which this London CyberPunk Tourist Guide was spawned.

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