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English mathematician and computer scientist

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Alan Turing: English mathematician and computer scientist
Alan Mathison Turing 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 considered a model of a general-purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, he was never fully recognised in his home country during his lifetime, due to his homosexuality, which was then a crime in the UK, and because his work was covered by the Official Secrets Act.


Alan Turing to be honored on British currency

Alan Turing, the legendary WWII codebreaker and computer science pioneer who was persecuted for being gay in the 1950s, will be honored with his photo on a new £50 note. "CBS This Morning" has..
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Tweet Tempest, Asylum, Alan Turing: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Videos for Alan Turing

Bid to put Harry Maguire on new £50 note fails [Video]Bid to put Harry Maguire on new £50 note fails

A man who launched a viral campaign to get England defender Harry Maguire on the new £50 note has joked it's a "huge disappointment" that wartime codebreaker Alan Turing was chosen instead. A petition..

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Alan Turing unveiled as new face on £50 note [Video]Alan Turing unveiled as new face on £50 note

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing will be the next person to feature on the £50 note, the Bank of England has confirmed. The selection of the mathematician, who is often credited as being the..

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Bank of England celebrates 'outstanding' Alan Turing on new £50 note [Video]Bank of England celebrates 'outstanding' Alan Turing on new £50 note

"As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as war hero, Alan Turing’s contributions were far-ranging and path-breaking. Turing is a giant on whose shoulders so many now..

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Alan Turing, codebreaker and mathematician, to be face of Britain's new 50 pound note

Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain’s new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.
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Overlooked No More: Alan Turing, Condemned Code Breaker and Computer Visionary

His ideas led to early versions of modern computing and helped win World War II. Yet he died as a criminal for his homosexuality.
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