Alan Turing

I was reading a chapter on artificial intelligence in the book Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku when I discovered this incredible backstory of Apple's logo. Hence, this drawing.

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He was a British mathematician who is best known for cracking the Enigma Code during World War II. A movie was also released depicting the same starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing.

Instead of being hailed a war hero, Turing was arrested by police due to his sexuality. At that time, in England, homosexuality was considered a heinous crime.

Tortured in prison, Turing committed suicide in 1954 by taking a bite off an apple laced with Cyanide. Hence, the logo of Apple Inc., as shown below, pays homage to Turing.

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This totally blew my mind and so I wanted to share that feeling with everyone else. Today, Alan Turing is called Father of artificial intelligence. Turing Award, better known as Nobel Prize of Computing, is named so in his honor.

In 2009, after a widespread Internet campaign, the then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for "the appalling way he was treated".

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