hereâ€™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 weâ€™re sorry
yes now the s-word has been spoken
the official conscience woken
â€“ very carefully scripted but at least itâ€™s not encrypted â€“
and the story does suggest
a part 2 to the Turing Test:
1. can machines behave like humans?
2. can we?
On the occasion of Britain’s PM apologizing for Turing’s treatment.