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Probably you have already seen “The Imitation Game” movie, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist. Alan Turing was a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code, which helped the Allies win the Second World War. However, he was criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality.

This infographic showcases Alan Turing’s contribution to the advancement of computer science. The Turing machine can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. To commemorate the invaluable work that Alan Turing undertook, freestyleinteractive.co.uk have created this landmark timeline illustrating the History of Computers.

 

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Source: http://www.freestyleinteractive.co.uk/2012/06/alan-turing-and-the-history-of-computers/

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