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Alan Turing's Typewriter
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Origin

Alan Turing

Type

Typewriter

Effects

Answers questions

Downsides

None

Activation

Talking to

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents

Section

Van Doren's Brush path

Date of Collection

Feb.17.2013

[Source]


Origin

Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (June 23, 1912 – June 7, 1954) was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

Effect

The typewriter can answer questions via typing them out on paper. It has been loaded with a near infinite sheet of paper. The knowledge of the artifact is somewhat limited to what Turing knew in life, though it's stores of information are vast and it seems capable of learning. It is used in Agent Brady Brown's portion of the Van Doren's Brush path along with the Watson Monitor.

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