Alan Turing

Arts, Culture & Media

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on another brilliantly awkward role as the man who brought computers to the world

Alan Turing launched us on the road to computers when he was breaking codes for the Allies during World War II. He's considered the father of artificial intelligence and theoretical computer science. But his strange story was hidden for decades. Now, Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Turing in the new film, The Imitation Game.

Global Scan

This artist is taking snow angels to an extreme

Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

This artist is taking snow angels to an extreme

Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on another brilliantly awkward role as the man who brought computers to the world

Alan Turing launched us on the road to computers when he was breaking codes for the Allies during World War II. He's considered the father of artificial intelligence and theoretical computer science. But his strange story was hidden for decades. Now, Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Turing in the new film, The Imitation Game.

Global Scan

This artist is taking snow angels to an extreme

Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on another brilliantly awkward role as the man who brought computers to the world

Alan Turing launched us on the road to computers when he was breaking codes for the Allies during World War II. He's considered the father of artificial intelligence and theoretical computer science. But his strange story was hidden for decades. Now, Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Turing in the new film, The Imitation Game.