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Alan Turing

Turing tried to Implement the Chess Program on a Ferranti Mark 1

1952
England

In 1952, he tried to implement it on a Ferranti Mark 1, but lacking enough power, the computer was unable to execute the program. Instead, Turing "ran" the program by flipping through the pages of the algorithm and carrying out its instructions on a chessboard, taking about half an hour per move.


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