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# alan-turing - Monday 15 July, 2019

World War II codebreaker to be face of Bank of England's new £50 note
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World War II codebreaker to be face of Bank of England's new £50 note

Jul 15th 2019, 1:05 PM 19,411 Views 64 Comments

The Bank of England said that Alan Turing played a pivotal role in the development of early computers.

# alan-turing - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII
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More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII

Apr 22nd 2015, 9:15 PM 1,451 Views 31 Comments

A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.

# alan-turing - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch appeals for pardon for gay men convicted of 'indecency'
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From The Daily Edge
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Benedict Cumberbatch appeals for pardon for gay men convicted of 'indecency'

Jan 31st 2015, 11:00 AM 23,548 Views 58 Comments

Stephen Fry is also one of the signatories of an open letter calling on the British government to pardon the men.

# alan-turing - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon
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# Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Dec 24th 2013, 11:15 AM 16,595 Views 44 Comments

Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.

# alan-turing - Saturday 23 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jun 23rd 2012, 7:52 PM 9,492 Views 0 Comments

All the main news from today, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle
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# Enigma

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle

Jun 23rd 2012, 4:12 PM 8,574 Views 7 Comments

Puzzles on the search engine’s website are commemorating the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth.

# alan-turing - Monday 7 May, 2012

Artificial intelligence: how close is it to passing the test?
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# AI

Artificial intelligence: how close is it to passing the test?

May 7th 2012, 6:00 PM 7,232 Views 11 Comments

Some scientists believe that we are closer than ever to achieving artificial intelligence in machines – but questions about what intelligence really is remain.

# alan-turing - Thursday 29 March, 2012

The incredible story of Alan Turing, who helped beat the Nazis but was then persecuted for his sexuality
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# Alan Turing

The incredible story of Alan Turing, who helped beat the Nazis but was then persecuted for his sexuality

Mar 29th 2012, 11:10 AM 5,014 Views 14 Comments

Turing, known as the father of modern computing, helped give the Allies their biggest tactical advantage against the Axis forces but died an ignominious death.