The Turing partners with the Nuffield Foundation to announce new £5 million Ada Lovelace Institute to examine profound ethical and social issues arising from the use of data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence, and to ensure they are harnessed for social well-being

The new Institute is named after Ada Lovelace, the 19th Century mathematician widely regarded as the first computer scientist. The first of its kind in the UK, the Institute will: Convene diverse voices to build a shared understanding of the ethical questions raised by the application of data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence (AI). Initiate research… Read more

Can ethics and law help build trust in artificial intelligence?

Algorithms are being used to make decisions across many areas of public life, including healthcare, the criminal justice system, social services, politics and financial services. Against this backdrop, legal and ethical frameworks which ensure that artificial intelligence systems are explainable, safe and fair need to be developed urgently. This was the consensus reached by a… Read more

A data revolution for all

The big data revolution is changing everything. Along with increasing computing power, data is the engine of data science and artificial intelligence (AI). It is having an impact across social and economic life, whether that’s through social media, new forms of public service delivery or the transformation of industries and, especially, employment. The UK government’s… Read more

Turing, HSBC and ONS collaborate on economic data science awards

The Turing’s economic data science research programme has announced a new collaboration between HSBC and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Turing-HSBC-ONS Economic Data Science Awards 2018 invite proposals for research in economic data science to improve our understanding of how the economy works. The three main themes sought for proposals are economic activity… Read more

Professor Tom Melham appointed to the Turing’s Board of Trustees

We are delighted to announce that Professor Tom Melham has been appointed to The Alan Turing Institute’s Board as the non-executive Director and Trustee for the University of Oxford. Tom Melham is a Professor of Computer Science in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Balliol College.  His research is focussed on mathematical methods… Read more

How to write a great Data Study Group application by Kirstie Whitaker

Back in November, I headed home from the office early and opened up 130 applications for the Data Study Group which coming up in December 2017. Some of the applications were outstanding. We had students from mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, political science, psychology and philosophy. There were data scientists working in startups and… Read more

New defence and security projects tackling important problems, from cyber security to civil conflict

The defence and security programme at The Alan Turing Institute is at the cutting edge of data science research, working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Defence, GCHQ, Dstl, and Joint Forces Command. The long-term projects in this programme – understanding conflict in high-risk populations, revolutionising data analytics with AI, and prototyping innovative cloud-based… Read more