Wartime codebreaker Alan Turing is to be remembered in the form of a new national instutute to further technology. The announcement came yesterday during George Osborne’s Budget speech to Parliament. Turing, who lived in Osborne’s Tatton, Cheshire, constituency, was instrumental in ensuring the Allies won the Second World War:
In my maiden speech here in this House I spoke of Alan Turing, the codebreaker who lived in my constituency, who did more than almost any other single person to win the war, and who was persecuted for his sexuality by the country he helped save.
I am delighted that he has finally received a posthumous Royal Pardon.
Now, in his honour, we will found the Alan Turing Institute to ensure Britain leads the way again in the use of big data and algorithm research.