- "He's actually trying to invent one of those infernal things, instead of merely faking it for the newspapers. If he succeeds... you know what the mass unemployment generated by his robots will mean? Idle hands."
- ―Abstergo agent "N" discussing Turing's robots with "V", 1954.[src]
Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He is considered to be the father of computer science. Turing was an employee of Abstergo Industries and a member of the Templar Order. He was also a confidant of another Templar, John Maynard Keynes.
During World War II, Turing worked for British intelligence, and was instrumental in cracking the code for the German Enigma machine. He also developed the Turing test, a way of testing a machine's ability to show intelligent behavior equivalent to or indistinguishable from that of a human.
Though it was publicly announced that Turing would attempt to build a robot, his contractors directed him not to actually build one, and to simply fake it for the press. This was because the Templars leading Abstergo feared that genuine robots would lead to mass unemployment, and a drop in the human birth rate. Turing, however, chose to ignore this directive.
In 1952, the Templars had Turing arrested for gross indecency in an effort to silence him. When this failed, the Templars killed Turing on 7 June 1954, and made it appear as if Turing had killed himself with a cyanide-laced apple, taking care to make the death seem "poetic", as the engineer "always was theatrical".