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

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

The Alan Turing Institute signs a new collaboration with Rolls-Royce alongside the government sector deal for artificial intelligence

The government sector deal for artificial intelligence (AI), announced today as part of the Industrial Strategy, outlines an ambitious vision for growing the AI and data economy for the benefit of the UK. We are delighted that the Institute is recognised in the following sector deal commitments: hosting prestigious Turing Fellowships in AI, to keep… Read more

Bridging big data and engineering: The Turing’s Mark Girolami appointed Lloyd’s Register Foundation / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair

Professor Mark Girolami FRSE has been appointed Lloyd’s Register Foundation / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering and will lead a five-year project to explore how big data can be incorporated into engineering practice, including the development of new data-centric techniques to monitor the safety of physical structures that will be… Read more

Turing response to the House of Lords AI report

We welcome the House of Lords committee report published today, AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?. The report puts an ethical approach to artificial intelligence at the centre of its recommendations and outlines a convincing roadmap for how we can steer research, innovation and regulation in a way that delivers economic benefits, while… Read more

The universities of Bristol and Southampton to join The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that the University of Bristol and the University of Southampton are set to join The Alan Turing Institute. They are the latest to join a growing network of university partners in the Institute: since November 2017 six universities (Birmingham, Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Queen Mary University of London) have… Read more

Ten Rutherford Visiting Fellows arrive at the Turing from outside the UK, bringing international talent and fostering global collaboration

Ten international fellows have joined The Alan Turing Institute as part of the government’s Rutherford Fellowship scheme that brings highly skilled researchers to the UK. The Rutherford Visiting Fellowships are supported by the Rutherford Fund which aims to help maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in science and research by attracting highly skilled researchers… Read more