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Alan Turing-An important LGBTQ + figure who shaped the history of technology


Perhaps one of the most famous LGBTQ + people in the history of technology, Alan Turing was a code breaker during World War II.Resident Bletchley Park Turing in Buckinghamshire as part of the Government Communications Headquarters (GC & CS) Bomb machine This contributed to the decryption of the Nazi German Enigma code, a code used to conceal and retain confidential communications regarding future military operations.

After the war, he then worked on several projects that could be considered predecessors. Artificial intelligence (AI) and data science..

However, being homosexual remains illegal in the United Kingdom until 1967, and in 1952 Turing was charged with homosexuality and convicted of “terrible obscenity” and accepted chemical castration instead of imprisonment. Was selected. He died of suicide in 1954.

Since his death Turing has been welcomed as the hero he was in – in 2009 the government announced an official apology for his treatment and he Posthumous amnesty by the Queen In 2013.

Well, Turing £ 50 note face, Selected to introduce the field of science and technology during the 2018 redesign.

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