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Alan Turing, the man widely as being the father of modern computer science, has been by being selected to on a United Kingdom banknote. Mr Turing was ahead of a wealth of notable British historical figures and luminaries to the face of the new £50 note. Turing instrumental in helping Britain and its allies win World War II. He a team of codebreakers to crack the Enigma code the Nazis used to messages to warships and military commanders. He the now famous British Bombe to do this. This was a giant computer, which in the birth of modern computing and the beginnings of artificial intelligence.

Alan Turing a mathematical genius who also in the sciences. He was born in London in 1912. He from Cambridge University and then his vision for creating an algorithm-based computing machine. He said of his invention: "This is only a foretaste of what is to , and only the shadow of what is going to be." His idea is central to the computers we use today. His brilliance led to his asked to join the WWII code-breaking team. Despite his pivotal role in ending that war, he was persecuted in the post-war years for homosexual. Being gay was illegal in the UK until 1967. He to be chemically castrated rather than to prison. Turing in 1954, aged 41, in an apparent suicide.

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