Turing at NIPS 2017

Researchers in AI and data science from around the globe headed to Long Beach, California this week to attend NIPS 2017, one of the world’s biggest annual conferences for machine learning. This year’s NIPS (which stands for ‘neural information processing systems’) received a record-breaking number of submissions, and so we were delighted to see a… Read more

A new Managing Director for Innovation for the Turing

We are delighted to announce that The Alan Turing Institute has appointed Christine Foster as Managing Director for Innovation. Christine will be responsible for driving forward the Turing’s goal to translate its data science and artificial intelligence research into real-world impact. She will forge connections between the Turing’s science activities and industry, public sector and… Read more

Turing welcomes new role as national research centre for AI and support for additional Fellows in Government’s Industrial Strategy

We are delighted that the Government has today announced its commitment to enabling AI Fellows to join the Turing.  The government announcement also enacts the recommendation in Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti’s report that the Turing becomes the national research centre for artificial intelligence, adding to the data science mission we were created with…. Read more

Turing CEO Alan Wilson awarded honorary membership of the Operational Research Society

Sir Alan Wilson, CEO of The Alan Turing Institute, has been awarded a lifetime honorary membership to the Operational Research Society during its annual Blackett Memorial Lecture held at IET London today. The award recognises his more than 50 years research and leadership related to operational research (OR), which is the science of making better… Read more

Turing response to the 2017 budget

We welcome the Government’s commitment to emerging tech in today’s budget, specifically the investment of over £75m to take forward key recommendations of the independent review on AI, new AI fellowships and PhD researchers, and a new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to ensure and enable ethical innovation in AI and data-driven technologies. At… Read more

Four universities to join The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that four universities – Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Queen Mary University of London – are set to join the Institute as university partners. They will join our founding universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick and UCL and will work with our growing network of partners in industry and government to… Read more

Why we should all be interested in artificial intelligence

How is AI likely to develop over the next 5, 10 and 20 years? How can data be managed and safeguarded to ensure it contributes to the public good and a well-functioning economy? Turing researchers recently made a written submission in which they answered key questions like these from the House of Lords inquiry into… Read more

Patrick Wolfe is made an Honorary Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute

Patrick Wolfe, the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of Science and the William F. and Patty J. Miller Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute in recognition of his services to the Institute. Professor Wolfe served as the Institute’s Deputy Director during its start-up phase. During this period… Read more

How Microsoft is empowering Turing researchers to achieve more

At the Turing we are kicking off our second year of research. Our numbers are growing, with a second intake of PhD students, Turing Fellows and visiting researchers joining us this month, and we are set to grow further as we launch our third recruitment call inviting students from around the world to apply for… Read more