Monday, January 25, 2021
Home Lead Story Facebook Donates 1M Pounds to Bletchley Park- Birthplace of Computer

Facebook Donates 1M Pounds to Bletchley Park- Birthplace of Computer

Facebook Helps Bletchley Park with Revenue

Facebook has announced a donation of 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) to Bletchley Park, a heritage attraction and museum that served as the British code-breaking hub during World War Two.

Now considered the “birthplace of the computer,” the wartime code-breaking center in Milton Keynes has been hit hard by a drop in visitors and revenue this year due to COVID-induced challenges, pushing it toward difficult decisions about its future.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.

The donation by Facebook is aimed towards keeping the center open to the world.

“By figuring out how to crack the Nazis’ secret communications, the almost 10,000 people who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II – 75 percent of them women — changed the course of the war and saved millions of lives,” Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer, wrote in a blog post on Monday.

 Bletchley Park
Facebook said that it simply would not exist today if not for Bletchley Park. Pixabay

“They did it by building the world’s first programmable digital computer and laying the foundations of modern computer science,” Schroepfer wrote.

Ideas developed at Bletchley Park remain at the heart of cutting-edge research in fields like Artificial Intelligence (AI), online security, and cryptography today, more than 80 years after the first codebreakers set up shop there.

Also Read: Here’s How Poverty is Being Normalized in Indian Society

Facebook said that it simply would not exist today if not for Bletchley Park.

“The work of its most brilliant scientist, Alan Turing, still inspires our tens of thousands of engineers and research scientists today, and is foundational to the entire field of computing, which has and will continue to shape the lives of billions of people,” Schroepfer said. (IANS)



Most Popular

An Initiative By Women To Inspire Womanhood- ‘The Bravest Women’s Planner 2021’

In the first-ever initiative by three Chandigarh-based women to inspire womanhood, 'The Bravest Women's Planner 2021', inspired by one of the top 10 life...

The Different Factors That Can Help Improve Handwriting

If you have ever received a comment about your 'bad' handwriting, fret not, chances are that it might not be you but the pen...

Few Points To Keep in Mind While Redoing Interiors Of Your Living Room

Who doesn't want a home which radiates happiness and positivity! And giving a makeover to your house can help you get your dream home....

Unique Fungi Can Strengthen Plants Against Aphids, Says Study

Researchers have demonstrated that unique fungi strengthen the "immune systems" of wheat and bean plants against aphids. Fungi enter and influence the amount of a...

India Among Top 10 Most Affected Nations in The Global Climate Risk Index

India is among the top 10 most affected countries in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 published on Monday by the Bonn-based environmental think...

Opinion: 72 Years of India as a Republic!

In the first year of the new decade, we'll mark the 75 years of our Independence and 72 years of India as a Republic,...

B-Town Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan Encourages Yoga During Pregnancy

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a post on her social media endorsing yoga during pregnancy. The actor, who is expecting her second child with...

Celebrate Republic Day By Indulging In Culinary Delights

Celebrate Republic Day by indulging in culinary delights -- revel and partake in our country's love affair with delicious food! Here are a few...

Recent Comments