Alan was originally a computer scientist who spent years studying computers and new breakthroughs in computer AI. The Machines became interested in him for creating programs that are more human-like.
- Source below is from Archival science
When he was extracted by Zion, he reject their way of life. Snatched up by the Machines, he felt more at home with them. He was offered a unique position as an intermediary between Machine Operatives and the Machines.
Turring was most likely named after Alan Turing, a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was the inventor of the "early computer", called the Turing Machine. Also, he is considered one of the fathers of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.