I am indebted to Ralph Erskine for locating this document. Up to now the work has all been concentrated on the unit for combining the key with the speech to produce cipher or scrambled speech and for recovering the speech from the cipher with the aid of the key.
We have now produced a unit for doing this; the same unit does duty both as scrambler and descrambler, changing from the one to the other on throwing a switch. The unit uses seven valves and when suitable rearranged will probably occupy a space of about 10" x 8" x 5".
The greatest care has been taken to avoid using more apparatus than is absolutely essential. It is possible that if this had not been done, the present position might have been reached two or three months earlier, at the cost of having an apparatus of about twice the present size.
Proposed Future Plans i The most urgent job to be done now is the design of a unit for the production of key.
How long this will take is difficult to estimate, but it is hoped that it will not be so long as the making of the combining unit.
Six to nine months might be taken as a reasonable estimate.
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Some of this could be done concurrently with work on the key unit. There will also probably be small points to consider concerning production.
A facsimile scrambler would simply be a low frequency scrambler working at a pulse frequency of about cycles say. To develop such a scrambler should be a matter of little more than changing the values in the present unit. It will be appreciated that these lines of action can only be followed one, or perhaps two, at a time.
Ssuggested Form of Key Some thought has been given to the problem of the form that they key should take. The original plan that a 'public key' should be transmitted, which would be so hashed up before use as to be unrecognisable, has now been abandoned, not so much for security reasons as on account of transmission difficulties.
It is now proposed to produce a periodic key with a rather long period e. The nature of the key could be set in advance by plugging to any one of a considerable number of alternative keys.
There will probably be something of the order of different possible keys. The key chosen will be changed daily let us say, and also to some smaller extent before each conversation.
Besides these changes it is hoped to introduce an automatic partial key change whenever the transmit-receive key is operated. Without this device the various pieces of conversation would be in depth, and would in theory present no difficulty to the cryptographer.
For the same reason one speaker should be limited to at most 8 minutes consecutive speech.Mathematician. Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician. Born in London in , he studied at both Cambridge and Princeton universities. He was already working part-time for the British Government’s Code and Cypher School before the Second World War broke out.
Jun 26, · Alan Turing, one of the founders of modern computing, posited (In “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”) holding a conversation with a . Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS (/ ˈ tj ʊər ɪ ŋ /; 23 June – 7 June ) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist.
Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be.
The title: “Intelligent Machinery”. The author: Alan Turing. It is breath-taking in its vision, confidence, intellectual fizz and prescience.
I recommend all of you interested in AI to read it. Alan Turing had discovered brilliant theoretical results in logic at Cambridge. Alan Turing is a fascinating figure who has been depicted in books, stage plays and two movies. Although there is no recording of his voice in existence, it is well known that he had a stutter since childhood, although accounts differ as to its nature and severity.
While his stutter may have slowed Turing’s speech, his mind was constantly working. During World War II, he worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain's top secret codebreaking center.