How Could Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Technologies Make Society Safer?

The example of blockchain technology most people are familiar with is Bitcoin; the established digital currency which first became popular in 2009 as a system that would allow safe financial transactions without the need for an intermediary. However, more and more applications of distributed ledger technologies have been developed and the Distributed Ledger Technology: Beyond… Read more

Turing researchers team up with Winton to support tech entrepreneurs

Over the past three months, researchers from The Alan Turing Institute have collaborated with Winton, a data-driven global investment firm, to offer expert advice to five new start-ups taking part in the Winton Labs accelerator programme. The five early stage start-ups won their place on the accelerator programme from over 100 applicants, in a judging process… Read more

Tackle data science challenges as an Alan Turing Institute intern this summer

PhD students studying at a UK university are invited to apply for a 12-week summer internship based at The Alan Turing Institute in London. Interns will have the opportunity to analyse data and solve problems, share knowledge and build networks in a vibrant data science community bridging both academia and industry. Students can apply to… Read more

Mark Girolami appointed to lead The Alan Turing Institute-Lloyd’s Register Foundation data-centric engineering programme

Professor Mark Girolami FRSE has been appointed to lead The Alan Turing Institute-Lloyd’s Register Foundation £10 million programme into data-centric engineering. An internationally leading researcher in statistical sciences, Mark has had a broad career including 10 years as an engineer at IBM. He brings to the programme significant experience of developing and applying advanced statistical… Read more

Alan Turing Institute researchers warn that upcoming laws requiring companies to reveal how their algorithms work could fail to deliver

As increasingly more of our economic, social and civic interactions – from credit markets and health insurance applications, to recruitment and criminal justice systems – are carried out by computer algorithms, concerns have been raised about the lack of transparency behind the algorithmic technology, which leaves individuals with little understanding of how decisions are made… Read more

Using Twitter to Estimate Crowd Size at the National Mall

Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis, scientists from the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School and Alan Turing Institute Faculty Fellows have presented a new timely application on how data from Twitter and mobile phone networks may inform about the number of attendees recorded in certain restricted areas. After President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, last… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute Data Ethics Group

We are delighted to announce the membership of The Alan Turing Institute’s Data Ethics Group. Made up of academics specialising in ethics, social science, law, policy-making, and big data and algorithms, the group will be responsible for driving the Institute’s research agenda in data ethics, and working across the organisation to provide advice and guidance… Read more

Uber acquires AI start-up co-founded by Turing Fellow

We are delighted to congratulate Zoubin Ghahramani, Faculty Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute and Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge, on the news that his AI start-up has been acquired by tech giant Uber as their new research arm. Zoubin and Gary Marcus, of New York University, founded Geometric Intelligence, an artificial intelligence… Read more