Two universities to join The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that two universities—the University of Birmingham and the University of Exeter— are set to become part of The Alan Turing Institute. They will join our network of university partners, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick and UCL, who were selected as founder members in 2015, and Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Queen… Read more

ESRC/Turing Fellowships awarded to improve understanding of ‘Smart’ and ‘Happy’ cities

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute have awarded two joint fellowships which aim to build collaboration between the social sciences and data science. Professor Alison Heppenstall and Professor Ganna Pogrebna have each been granted fellowships to drive the development and application of data science in the study of two… Read more

Turing response to National Infrastructure Commission report: Data for the public good

Today the National Infrastructure Commission published the report: Data for the public good, which looks at how AI and other new technologies could transform the UK’s infrastructure and recommends The Alan Turing Institute’s involvement. In response to the report’s publication Sir Alan Wilson, Turing CEO said: “There is a new utility, so crucial to the… Read more

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