Dermot Turing is the author of the acclaimed biography 'Prof', about the life of his uncle, Alan Turing and 'X, Y & Z: the Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken'. He spent his career in the legal profession after graduating from Cambridge and Oxford, and is a trustee of Bletchley Park. He has extensive knowledge of World War II code-breaking and is a regular presenter at major cryptology events. He lives in St Albans.
A timely and important book ... [an] exploration of the possibilities of AI and beyond. -- Sir Adrian Smith FRS Strips away the encrusted hagiography that has developed around Alan Turing in recent years ... a passionate argument for the lessons we should draw from his life and his extraordinary scientific achievements. -- Robert Hannigan Fascinating and highly readable ... My wife Rohini and I feel particularly grateful to have a special link to [Alan Turing] through our house in Coonoor ... where Alan's mother lived for many years. -- Nandan Nilekani Essential reading for anyone who thinks they know the history of Alan Turing ... a significant reappraisal of his meaning for us today. -- Dr Tilly Blyth Dermot compels us to learn from his uncle's incredible life and many achievements in our own pursuit of creating a better world for all. -- Liz Carr