By Verity McPhail
What happened during his life
But in February of 1930 Christopher died unexpectedly of bovine tuberculosis, an illness which he had contracted years earlier from tainted milk. Deeply affected by the loss.
But of course, how would such a "machine" move from very simplistic and predictable mental operations, to a level of complexity that produced brilliant insights and surprising innovation?
What he discovered
The test is a fairly simple construction. In one room is a participant and in two other rooms are a person and a computer. The participant communicates with the person and the computer via email (for example). The goal of the participant is to determine which is the computer and which is the human. The goal of the other participant is to convince the other one in the other room that he/she is human; however, the goal of the computer is to also convince that IT is the human. If the computer can successfully convince the other person it is the himan, then it displays intelligence (according to Turing).