Apply now to work on data science challenges in health and well-being

Apply now to work on data science challenges in health and well-being Data Study Group: Health and Well-being will take place at The Alan Turing Institute between 4-8 September 2017 Students, post-docs and researchers will apply their data science skills to real-world problems from leading organisations in the health sector Example data science challenges to… Read more

Enigma machine goes on display at The Alan Turing Institute

Today an original Enigma machine has gone on display at The Alan Turing Institute. The machine is loaned for display from GCHQ, who have partnered with the Institute to undertake research into data science for defence and security. The display aims to celebrate the legacy of Alan Turing and his fellow code-breakers at Bletchley Park… Read more

AI trained to recognise beautiful scenery

Computer uses deep learning model to identify which scenery is beautiful Artificial intelligence software trialled rating 200,000 photos of London Model can distinguish between green wasteland and beautiful countryside It can also pick out beautiful historic buildings in a city A group of researchers from The Alan Turing Institute and Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School have… Read more

CRAY to provide CRAY URIKA-GX System to The Alan Turing Institute

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced the Company will provide a Cray® Urika®-GX system to the Alan Turing Institute through a collaboration between Cray, Intel, and the Institute. Hosted at the University of Edinburgh in the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), the Cray Urika-GX system will provide researchers at the Alan Turing… Read more

Institute response to the Royal Society and British Academy Data Governance report

Alan Wilson, CEO of The Alan Turing Institute, responds to the Data management and use – Governance in the 21st century report: “We are delighted to have contributed to this important report published today by the Royal Society and British Academy. It is essential that we determine how to manage the use of data across science,… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute advances its strategic partnership with the UK Government defence and security community

In 2015 The Alan Turing Institute announced its agreement to collaborate with GCHQ and the wider UK defence and security community on data science research. Following a year of knowledge exchange and scoping activities, the Institute has launched its partnership with GCHQ and embarked on strategic relationships with the Ministry of Defence and two associated… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute and G-Research launch a series of data science events

The Alan Turing Institute has collaborated with G-Research, a leading quantitative research and technology company, to launch a lecture series on the subject of data science, its theories and its applications. Researchers from the Institute will deliver six technical talks on their research and ideas – ranging from machine learning and statistical methods to new ways to… Read more

How can we design fair, transparent, and accountable AI and robotics?

The proliferation of AI and robotics is increasing in both the private and the public sectors. Due to the wide-ranging applications of algorithmic technologies we must ensure fair, transparent and accountable autonomous systems. In a new paper published in Science Robotics, Turing and Oxford researchers Sandra Wachter, Brent Mittelstadt and Luciano Floridi outline their arguments… Read more

Data Study Group: a researcher’s perspective

In May, The Alan Turing Institute hosted a week-long Data Study Group event organised by Turing Faculty Fellow Sebastian Vollmer: an opportunity for academics to work on data science challenges posed by industry. As a Turing Doctoral Student, this was my second time taking part in a data study group, and on this occasion, I was a… Read more

Can we safeguard our privacy while using health data for better medical care?

It’s clear that data-driven technology is transforming medical knowledge and practice. Innovation is taking place on many levels, for example, devices such as fitbits are helping to monitor heart rates, blood sugar levels and sleep cycles, and IBM’s A.I. system, Watson, is giving scientists insight into how genes affect our health. Data is also being… Read more