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Alan Touring

Happy birthday Alan! A giant of an intellect an a constant inspiration for all of us as the Father of modern computing and one of the very first people to theorise the possibility of artificial intelligence! War Hero Alan Turing who help decipher the Nazi code probably saving hundreds of thousand of lives. He was a gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal, and despite his wartime contribution, he was arrested for ‘gross indecency’ in 1952. Wanting to avoid prison Turing chose the chemical castration, two years later he died of cyanide poisoning – whether it was suicide or not is still debated. #alantouring #codebreaker #pride#gaypride #equality