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

Researchers working on the world’s largest 3D-printed steel bridge celebrate another landmark

Since last summer researchers from The Alan Turing Institute-Lloyd’s Register Foundation programme in data-centric engineering have collaborated with MX3D, an Amsterdam-based start-up, on plans to design, build and install the world’s largest 3D printed structure – an 12 metre-long bridge – across a canal in Amsterdam. This week the project has reached a major milestone… Read more

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

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

Dr Adrian Weller appointed as Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence at The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that Dr Adrian Weller has been appointed Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at The Alan Turing Institute. Recognising the importance of AI to the UK’s industrial future, in November 2017 Government recommended that the Turing become the national institute for AI, adding this important area of research to our… Read more

Andrew Blake announces he will step down as Research Director at the Turing

The Turing’s Research Director, Professor Andrew Blake, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role in March 2018 to focus on his research interests in the AI community, in particular autonomous vehicles. Andrew will continue his association with the Turing through an Honorary Fellowship, awarded by the Institute’s Board of Trustees in… Read more