Hyllning till Turing

BBC Radio uppmärksammade nyligen den brittiska regeringens postuma ursäkt till Alan Turing, som dömdes för homosexuella handlingar 1952. Bl.a. framfördes denna hyllning av Matt Harvey:

Alan_Turinghere’s a toast to Alan Turing
born in harsher, darker times
who thought outside the container
and loved outside the lines
and so the code-breaker was broken
and we’re sorry
yes now the s-word has been spoken
the official conscience woken
– very carefully scripted but at least it’s not encrypted –
and the story does suggest
a part 2 to the Turing Test:
1. can machines behave like humans?
2. can we?