Posthumous Pardon to Gay Father of Computer

Posthumous pardon to Gay Father of Computer

Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), had been given posthumous Royal Prerogative of Mercy by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday following a request from Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. Royal prerogative of mercy is given by British monarch to convicted persons also known as a royal pardon.

Dr. Turing, helped to break German Enigma code in World War II provided strategic victory to the Allied forces; which also shortened the war and thus saving many more lives.

Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. His memorial statue plaque in Sackville Park, Manchester describes his as Father of computer science, Mathematician, Logician, Wartime Codebreaker and victim of prejudice. In 1950, Turing had developed Turing Test to determine whether the computer had attained artificial intelligence.

In 1952, Turing had to admit of having homosexual affair after a robbery attempt by an acquaintance of his partner and subsequent investigation. He had to undergo chemical castration to avoid imprisonment. He is suspected of committing suicide by consuming cyanide.

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