In 1998 the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) instigated an annual public lecture in memory of Alan Turing (1912-1954). Turing was one of the most influential early developers of computer technology, a member of the wartime UK code-breaking team at Bletchley Park, and proposer of the 'Turing Test' of machine intelligence. The 2006 Turing Lecture, entitled 'Lifestyle Access for the Disabled - Adding Positive Drift to the Random Walk with Technology', was delivered by Chris Mairs, co-founder in 1981 of Metaswitch, part of the communications company Data Connection plc and chair of 'a-technic', a charity which develops assisted technology for people with disabilities, primarily those who (like Mairs) are blind or otherwise visually impaired.
|Title of host publication||Management and organisational behaviour|
|Place of Publication||Harlow|
|Publisher||Financial Times Prentice Hall|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|