Category Archives: Turing100

Here is some short fiction (part of our milliFiction) that is inspired by or dedicated to Alan Turing, on the 23rd June 2012, the 100th anniversary of his birth.

How could I have failed?

I suppose it’s a question that anyone would ask themselves, human or AI alike but, after five years of dedicated work, millions in investment and hundreds of man-years in intellectual capital, the last thing anyone had expected was failure in … Continue reading

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Bring Me the Head of Alan Turing!

by FREDERICA VON McTOAST-HYPHEN, Alternate Reality News Service People Culture Writer The animatronic, AI-enhanced head of Alan Turing has gone missing. “I wouldn’t worry too much about it,” said DCI Gene Hunt. “They tell me that Turing’s a smart lad, … Continue reading

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Colossus

“Hyperboloids of wondrous Light Rolling for aye through Space and Time Harbour those Waves which somehow Might Play out God’s holy pantomime.” -Alan Turing. His favourite story: Snow white and the way the witch in disguise handed her the poisoned … Continue reading

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2306

The scrape of chair legs, dimmed lights, a cough, the sound of rain against a window. “Please relax, I’m going to ask you a series of questions. Try and answer them as honestly as possible.” “Okay,” says the girl. “You’ve … Continue reading

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Turing @ 100

As a contribution to the widespread celebrations and memorials to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, we present here a few pieces of milliFiction (short stories under 1000 words) by some of our authors, inspired by … Continue reading

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