Why is Alan Turing Considered the “Father” of Computers, and How Did He Help Win World War II?

Alan Turing has long been considered the father of computer science (an eventual legacy that’s explicitly referenced in the film’s dialogue), so he has always held a lofty reputation within the technology industry and companies like Apple and Google. What wasn’t known until decades after the fact (and long after his death) was that Turing created a machine that was able to crack Nazi Germany’s Enigma Code. This accomplishment was instrumental in winning the war, and it was kept top secret so that the Allies could continue breaking Germany’s coded communications throughout the war, acting only on crucial intelligence so as not to alert the Germans. Even after the war, it would remain classified information for decades.