Facebook donated £1 million to Bletchley Park worlds first computer

Facebook has donated £1 million to Bletchley Park home of the worlds first programmable digital computer and breaking the Enigma code.

Facebook is donating £1 million to Bletchley Park, the UK’s centre for breaking codes during World War II.

This former military base is now a registered charity, however, was suffering a £2 million shortfall due to the pandemic.

People have been unable to visit the site since February of this year and therefore in August the site had to admit to the shortfall.

The visitors to the site actually account for 95% of the annual revenue, therefore they are now having to consider laying staff off.

35 individuals in total were proposed as being laid off, that constitutes for a third of the staff at the site.

Facebook described the donation a, “ongoing legacy as a birthplace of modern computing.”

The role the site played in the war against the Nazi’s is a huge achievement, some historians say it even reduced the war by between 2 and 4 years.

There were other breakthroughs, which the site undertook that are available for visitors to see when they go to the site.

Alan Turing was one of the masterminds behind the original Bombe Machine, considered by some to be the world’s first Artificial Intelligence,

“The historic achievements of Alan Turing and the Bletchley team have benefited all of us greatly, including Facebook, and we’re thrilled to help preserve this spiritual home of modern computing,” said Steve Hatch, Facebook’s vice president of Northern Europe,

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