Alan Turing was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. You can read more here.
On this day in 1954 we lost this great mind, and I just wanted take a minute to thank and remember this remarkable man.