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# Alan Turing

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World War II codebreaker to be face of Bank of England's new £50 note
The Bank of England said that Alan Turing played a pivotal role in the development of early computers.
More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII
A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.
Benedict Cumberbatch appeals for pardon for gay men convicted of 'indecency'
Stephen Fry is also one of the signatories of an open letter calling on the British government to pardon the men.
Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon
Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
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
Puzzles on the search engine’s website are commemorating the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth.
Artificial intelligence: how close is it to passing the test?
Some scientists believe that we are closer than ever to achieving artificial intelligence in machines – but questions about what intelligence really is remain.
The incredible story of Alan Turing, who helped beat the Nazis but was then persecuted for his sexuality
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.