Alick Glennie

Computer Scientist, Deceased Person

1925 – 2003

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Who was Alick Glennie?

Alick Edwards Glennie was a British computer scientist, most famous for having developed Autocode, which many people regard as the first ever computer compiler. Glennie worked with Alan Turing on several projects, including the Manchester Mark 1. He also played the first ever game of computer chess, although it was played against a program not capable of being run on the computers of the day: the chess program was devised by Alan Turing, and operated with pen and paper by Turing. The match took several weeks to complete. Alick came out the victor.

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Born
1925
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Died
2003

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on July 23, 2013

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