Computer cohort chosen as flagship school on day out at museum

Gad’s final year GCSE Computer Science students trialled a new interactive online resource during a recent visit to The National Museum of Computing.

The 15-16-year-old Gad’s cohort is the first to try-out the ‘Turing Test’ activity at the museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers.

Developed by British mathematician Alan Turing in 1950, the test analyses a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human.

Gad’s Head of Computer Science, Miss Tanya Newman, said:  “Being chosen as the pilot school for the museum’s new demonstration was a privilege and great learning opportunity for our students.

“I was proud of how enthusiastically they approached the task and what great results they achieved.”

After, the group attended a workshop about the history of computers before spending time programming and operating various vintage machines.

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