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by Media Desk Published on: 7th September 2020

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Algorithms: From Al-Khwarizmi to Alan Turing and Beyond

Why are algorithms called algorithms? It’s thanks to Persian mathematician Muhammad al-Khwarizmi who was born way back in around AD780. (Source)

Please note that Al-Kindi contribution to coding should also be included, Cryptography paved the way for the development of arguably humanity’s greatest achievements yet, Computers, the Internet and the digital world. This article presents Al-Kindi as the originator of the modern method of deciphering:

Al-Kindi, Cryptography, Code Breaking and Ciphers

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