The last decade has seen a dramatic rise in computer power, an explosion in data and scientific break-throughs, as in deep learning and neural networks. Together, these advances have led to the emergence of data science and the resurgence of artificial intelligence – ‘machines that think’, as imagined in Alan Turing’s landmark research paper published in 1950.

We believe data science and artificial intelligence will change the world. We are pioneers; training the next generation of leaders, shaping the public conversation, and pushing the boundaries of these sciences for the public good.

Our mission

long exposure of night skyWe were created in 2015 as the national institute for data science. We recently added artificial intelligence to our remit, in response to a government recommendation recognising the strong links between these sciences.

Our mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

What we do

underside of a bridgeWe undertake research which tackles some of the biggest challenges in science, society and the economy.

We collaborate with universities, businesses, public and third sector organisations to apply this research to real-world problems, with lasting effects for research, the economy and the world we live in. – Read more

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An academic giving a talk in front of an audienceWe are home to a growing community of talented researchers.

Find out more about our researchers, doctoral students, senior leadership, and Research Engineering Team. And learn more about our network of strategic partners and founding members.