Historians say his work cracking Nazi code may have saved millions of lives. But Turing died at a young age following charges for homosexuality.
The Bank of England received 227,299 nominations from people suggesting figures from the world of science.
The policy is named in honor of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing.
The pardon plan has been dubbed “Turing’s Law.”
Ask a computer that can detect a million shades of red which one is the nicest. It has nothing to say. "Nice" is outside its logic.