The UKs new 50 pound note features codebreaker Alan Turing

Last Updated: July 17, 2019

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The UKs new 50 pound note features codebreaker Alan Turing
17 July 2019 Current Affairs: Alan Turing, a crack code-breaker and visionary mathematician and set the foundations for artificial intelligence(AI) features on Britain's New £50 banknote. 
The new note will move to circulation by the end of 2021.
The Bank of England issued new faces on Britain’s banknotes.
A  thin, polymer paper flexible plastic film that is seen as more durable and secure.
In 2016, the polymer £5 notes were put into circulation with Winston Churchill 
In 2017, £10 note with Jane Austen. 
Artist JMW Turner feature on the £20 note in 2020.
The design on the reverse of the banknote features as: 
A table and mathematical formulae from Turing’s 1936 paper 
A trial model of Turing’s Automatic Computing Engine machine.


Alan Turing
He was born in 1912 famous for creating code-breaking machines.
He is known as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, 
His career cut short by his conviction for “gross indecency” 
He did not go to prison but in 1954 he was chemically castrated 
He died of cyanide poisoning in an apparent suicide aged 41.
He received a posthumous pardon from Queen Elizabeth II in 2013 & in 2017.
“Alan Turing Law” convicted under historical legislation outlawed homosexual acts in Britain.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the front of Britain’s banknotes.

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