Earlier this month, the Bank of England announced that Alan Turing would be featured on the new £50 (S$84.60) note. The last to switch from paper to polymer, it is due to enter circulation in late 2021.
Turing was a hero for his codebreaking during World War II. He also helped to establish the discipline of computer science, laying the foundations for what we now call artificial intelligence (AI).
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