]Alan Turing

Tearful Chris Bryant Demands Apology For Deceased Gay And Bisexual MPs

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Politics

Labour MP Chris Bryant fought back tears in the House of Commons as he praised gay and bisexual MPs and others criminalised for their sexuality. The f...

We Welcome The Turing Bill - But The Pardon Must Go Further

Paul Twocock | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Twocock

Alan Turing was an extraordinary man, whose life was cruelly cut short by the way he was treated for being gay. But his story is just one of many thousands of men who were similarly persecuted for their sexual orientation, and it is time that the Government officially acknowledges that every single prosecution was unjust.

Thousands Of Gay And Bisexual Men To Be Pardoned For Convictions Under Long Abolished Law

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK

Tens of thousands of men are to be posthumously pardoned for convictions under long-abolished laws that criminalised homosexuality, it has been announ...

The Legacy Of The Queer Community Must Be Acknowledged

Tilda Gregg-Smith | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tilda Gregg-Smith

We should commemorate these LGBT+ figures, and recognise what they did. Let us not simply remember the events of the past, but rather let us be inspired by them to continue fighting for equality.

Listen To The World's First Computer-Generated Music

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Tech

At the National Computer Laboratory in 1951, Alan Turing’s prototype Mark II generated the world’s first synthesised music. Thanks to restoration ...

Alan Turing Law Will Be 'Too Late For So Many Men'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK

The government has said it is “committed” to the “Alan Turing Law”, which could see thousands of men pardoned for convictions for homosexualit...

The Waugh Zone June 30, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday June 30, 2016… 1) MAYBE IT’S MAY, BELIEVE It was Lenin* who said “There are decades where n...

The Head Of The GCHQ Has This To Say About Its 'Horrifying' Treatment Of Alan Turing

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.04.2016 | UK

The head of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has apologised for its "horrifying" treatment of Alan Turing and its historic prejudice ...

The Web Is Bringing People Into Politics - But Are Politicians Keeping Up?

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Brie Rogers Lowery

A revolution in technology over the past decade has shaken up business models underpinning everything from how we share and consume news and ideas, to how we shop or find a date. We live in an on-demand world, and as we enter the final weeks of the 2015 election, we're seeing how democracy is also being reshaped by the web.

Seven Scientists You Didn't Know Were LGBT (or Even Existed!)

Stephanie Rankin | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Stephanie Rankin

A lot of LGBT scientists did not 'come out' in the past because they lived in a time where being gay or bisexual or transgender was quite simply not accepted. But they don't have to do that anymore. So let's solve this lack of knowledge about LGBT scientists. Here are seven scientists you probably didn't know were LGBT (or maybe you didn't even know they existed!).

Caroline Frost

Benedict Cumberbatch Receives An Important, Backhanded Compliment

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch may have lost out on an Oscar to his fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne, but, for his committed portrayal of mathematician Alan Turing, h...

Labour's ‘Turing's Law' Would Pardon Thousands Of Gay Men

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has announced a Labour government will offer posthumous pardons to all gay men who were convicted of a crime simply because of their sexua...

The Most Moving Speech Of The Entire Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars 2015 will be remembered as a night of powerful, personal speeches made via the podium from the heart. The evening's very first award-wi...

Alan Turing Was Posthumously Pardoned - But There Are Thousands of Casualties of That Terrible Law

Matthew Breen | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
Matthew Breen

Turing was posthumously pardoned and while he was a hero, there are thousands of casualties of that terrible law, thousands of men who are not heroes, but who cannot be overlooked for justice simply for seeking out the relationships to which all people are entitled... With this petition, I'm happy to play a small part in a campaign that can materially improve the lives of men convicted under discriminatory laws. The British government did the right thing by pardoning Turing, and now it's time for another positive step forward.

Will And Kate Will Not Publicly Support Cumberbatch's Campaign For Gay Men

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today rejected a plea to get involved in a campaign to pardon tens of thousands of gay men convicted alongside Imita...

'The Imitation Game' - Success Has Many Fathers...

Witold Sobków | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Witold Sobków

I congratulate the British film industry on The Imitation Game - another outstanding, world-class production... I cannot help but feel disappointed that the Polish contribution to breaking the Enigma code was not more prominently highlighted. Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, three brilliant Polish mathematicians, must be credited with the first breaking of the Enigma codes.

EXCLUSIVE: This Is What It Takes To Flummox Benedict Cumberbatch

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch is a man in demand. His fans, variously, want to know when Sherlock is returning to the small screen, demand he fill them on the ...

When Two Heads are Better than One

Andrew Carr | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

To be competitive, firms need to streamline processes, raise productivity and meet targets. Yet real innovations often demand a little time dawdling in the slow lane, thinking rather than ticking boxes.

'I Would Defend Gay Rights To The Death'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch has launched a tirade against anti-gay extremism in a new interview, claiming he would be willing to defend gay rights “to the ...

Michael Rundle

Meet The AI Who Wants To Steal Your Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

Amelia is a pleasant, bright, professional. She is personable, learns quickly, and can speak 20 languages. She dresses like a accountant, is patie...

Benedict Is An Isolated Genius (Again)

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch's isolation as Alan Turing is palpable in the latest trailer for 'The Imitation Game'. The 'Sherlock' star plays another gift...

Why Eugene Goostman Did Not Pass the Turing Test

Jack Copeland | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jack Copeland

Shah and Warwick's mistaken claim that Eugene Goostman passed Turing's test rests on their having confused his prediction about the year 2000 for a statement of what counts as passing the test. Turing's own careful specification of what actually does count as passing his test simply gets ignored...

Alan Turing: 60 Years On

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

Turing committed suicide in 1954 - cyanide poisoning from an apple he had deliberately contaminated - widely seen as the result of his conviction in 1952 of indecency (Turing was gay) and the punitive course of chemical castration he was inflicted with as punishment for his 'crime.'

Big Data, Algorithms and Innovation - Oh My!

Brendan Flattery | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

These two technologies are quietly changing lives and providing incredible innovations that have affected everyone who has ever searched the web, bought something from an online store, or been tempted to click on a website offering something that 'other readers/buyers also enjoyed'...

Budget Honour For WW2 Code Breaker Alan Turing

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nestled in the detail of George Osborne's 2014 budget was some good news for data scientists - and an overdue nod to famed Bletchley Park code breaker...