The Wolfram 2,3 Turing Prize winner was announced this morning: a 20-year old engineering student named Alex Smith who learned about the contest from a chat room. Link.
The write-up in Nature is here.Alex Smith, a undergraduate electrical engineering student at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, has proven that a primitive type of computer known as a 2,3 Turing machine can solve every computational problem there is.
And Stephen Wolfram's blog entry on it is here.
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