07/09/2012 07:51 am ET | Updated Jul 10, 2012

Alan Turing: His Mind, His Life (VIDEO, Part One)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth. I had the honor to discuss his legacy with some of the most influential computer scientists in the world at the Association for Computing Machinery's 2012 Turing Award celebration.

In Part 1 of a two-part series, listen as Frances Allen, Charles Bachman, Vint Cerf, Dame Wendy Hall, William Newman, Christos Papadimitriou and Judea Pearl celebrate the mind of Alan Turing, the father of computer science.

Click the link below and/or watch the video above. And, please join us on Wednesday, July 11, for Part 2 of "Alan Turing: His Mind, His Life."

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Video produced by Christopher Sprinkle and Cara Santa Maria. Shot by Roddy Blelloch. Special thanks to Virginia Gold and the Association for Computing Machinery.

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