Optimising flow within mobility systems with AI: The Turing and Toyota Mobility Foundation collaborate to modernise city planning and traffic management

The Alan Turing Institute and the Toyota Mobility Foundation are collaborating on a project to transform the way cities are planned and managed. The objective of this new project, ‘Optimising flow within mobility systems with AI’, part of the Turing’s new AI programme, is to transition complex traffic management from static systems into dynamic, optimized… Read more

Turing responds to Science and Technology Committee report on algorithms in decision-making

We welcome the new report, Algorithms in decision-making, from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published today. As we outlined yesterday in defining our eight research challenges to drive data science and AI research, one of these critical challenges is to ‘make algorithmic decisions fair, transparent and ethical.’ This sentiment is echoed strongly… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute defines eight research challenges to drive its data science and artificial intelligence research

Today The Alan Turing Institute publishes eight new research challenges which we judge to be the areas in which data science and AI can have a game-changing effect on science, society and the economy. These challenges are representative of broader areas of science the Institute works in and will not be led by the Turing… Read more

 

The fundamental goal behind all our research is to build a data and AI enriched world for the benefit of all.

The eight challenges:

  • Revolutionise healthcare
  • Deliver safer, smarter data-centric engineering
  • Manage security in an insecure world
  • Shine a light on our economy
  • Make algorithmic decisions fair, transparent and ethical
  • Design computers for the next generation of algorithms
  • Supercharge research in science and humanities
  • Foster government innovation

The challenges are detailed in a new document published today, Growing the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, which also shares our vison for working with universities and industry, third sector and public sector partners. New challenges will be considered as the Institute grows and new priorities and technologies emerge.

Institute CEO Alan Wilson, commented:

“Our long-term vision is for the Turing to be the centre of a connected network that brings together academic expertise from the UK’s world-class university sector with industry, government, and third sector partners to catalyse, apply and drive global impact in data science and artificial intelligence.

“The document published today maps our priorities and presents eight ambitious challenges which we will use to focus and direct our research activities. There has never been a more significant time to work in data science and artificial intelligence, and I look forward to working with all our researchers, partners and the wider community to drive forward positive impact in these new technologies.”

Read the full document: Growing the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

Join the conversation: #turingchallenges

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For inquiries, contact:

Sophie McIvor

Head of Communications

The Alan Turing Institute

smcivor@turing.ac.uk

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Turing reaction to Theresa May’s speech on revolutionising the health service by deploying AI in the NHS

In response to a speech Prime Minister Theresa May gave today in Macclesfield, The Alan Turing Institute’s CEO Alan Wilson said: ‘It’s clear that data science and artificial intelligence will revolutionise healthcare. We are already seeing significant improvements in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of illness. For example, our research with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust,… Read more

Revolutionising healthcare with AI and data science: UCLH and The Alan Turing Institute announce breakthrough partnership

Today two of the leading organisations in healthcare, data science and artificial intelligence are announcing a partnership that could revolutionise some of the everyday challenges experienced by the NHS. The Alan Turing Institute is embarking on a programme of work with UCLH, one of the leading hospitals in the NHS, to harness the power of… Read more

Chris Holmes appointed to lead research in health at The Alan Turing Institute in partnership with Health Data Research UK

Professor Chris Holmes has been appointed to lead a programme of research in health at The Alan Turing Institute. The appointment is made jointly with Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), in order to facilitate direct scientific collaboration and leadership between the two national centres. Chris brings to the role considerable expertise in data science… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute launches a new research programme in data science and AI for public policy, led by Professor Helen Margetts

Government has fostered and embraced important advances in technology, from critical investment in the iPhone and the internet, to early adoption of large-scale computer systems in the 1960s. Today, government is a major holder of data, which data science and artificial intelligence (AI) can harness to improve the design and provision of public services as well as… Read more

Freedom to troll?

It has destroyed lives, been held responsible for putting women off politics, fuelling racism and flooding trusted media streams with fake news. With a recent poll from Amnesty International revealing that 64% of the women surveyed believe ‘online abuse or harassment of women is common nowadays’, it’s clear that trolling is here to stay. Yet… Read more

Emo, love and god: Turing researchers conduct first systematic study of Urban Dictionary

Researchers at The Alan Turing Institute have conducted the first systematic study of Urban Dictionary, the informal, crowd-sourced online dictionary best known for slang and niche definitions. In a paper published today in the Royal Society journal Open Science, the Turing’s Dong Nguyen, Barbara McGillivray and Taha Yasseri attempt to characterise Urban Dictionary’s content, including… Read more