The Alan Turing Institute and G-Research launch a series of data science events

The Alan Turing Institute has collaborated with G-Research, a leading quantitative research and technology company, to launch a lecture series on the subject of data science, its theories and its applications. Researchers from the Institute will deliver six technical talks on their research and ideas – ranging from machine learning and statistical methods to new ways to… Read more

How can we design fair, transparent, and accountable AI and robotics?

The proliferation of AI and robotics is increasing in both the private and the public sectors. Due to the wide-ranging applications of algorithmic technologies we must ensure fair, transparent and accountable autonomous systems. In a new paper published in Science Robotics, Turing and Oxford researchers Sandra Wachter, Brent Mittelstadt and Luciano Floridi outline their arguments… Read more

Data Study Group: a researcher’s perspective

In May, The Alan Turing Institute hosted a week-long Data Study Group event organised by Turing Faculty Fellow Sebastian Vollmer: an opportunity for academics to work on data science challenges posed by industry. As a Turing Doctoral Student, this was my second time taking part in a data study group, and on this occasion, I was a… Read more

Can we safeguard our privacy while using health data for better medical care?

It’s clear that data-driven technology is transforming medical knowledge and practice. Innovation is taking place on many levels, for example, devices such as fitbits are helping to monitor heart rates, blood sugar levels and sleep cycles, and IBM’s A.I. system, Watson, is giving scientists insight into how genes affect our health. Data is also being… Read more

Patrick Wolfe to join the Board of The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that Professor Patrick Wolfe will be joining the Alan Turing Institute Board as UCL’s appointed non-executive Director and Trustee. Professor Wolfe holds chairs in statistics and computer science at University College London, where he specialises in the mathematical foundations of data science. A Royal Society Research Fellow and EPSRC Established… Read more

Using data science to crack the code for cystic fibrosis.

The Alan Turing Institute has entered into a partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to investigate how data could help improve healthcare for people living with the life-limiting condition. Turing Faculty Fellow, Professor Mihaela van der Schaar, plans to investigate how to use machine learning techniques on UK CF Registry data – a secure centralised database holding… Read more

Intel-Turing programme helps to detect cancer cells more accurately in hospital with artificial intelligence

Cancer cells are to be detected and classified more efficiently and accurately, using ground-breaking artificial intelligence – thanks to a new collaboration between the University of Warwick, Intel Corporation, the Alan Turing Institute and University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW). The collaboration is part of The Alan Turing Institute’s strategic partnership with Intel…. Read more

New research explores how to filter out unfairness from machine learning

Businesses and institutions use machine learning techniques to make sensitive decisions and predictions about people, like whether to grant someone a low interest loan, or estimating how likely a person with a criminal conviction may be to reoffend. A team of researchers from the Alan Turing Institute, Matt Kusner, Joshua Loftus, Chris Russell, and Ricardo… Read more

Does the algorithm know best?

We are delighted to announce that The Alan Turing Institute will be partnering with the Royal Statistical Society on an event at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival. The Institute and RSS session will take place on Thursday 8 June 4.45-5.45pm, and will debate how algorithms dominate society, and whether companies and government need to do… Read more