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

The Alan Turing Institute and ONS commit to shared vision for data science research and innovation

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and The Alan Turing Institute have formally established a working collaboration in the field of data science. Institute Director Professor Andrew Blake and National Statistician John Pullinger signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Turing headquarters in London today, signalling their shared commitment to creating global impact in data… Read more

What is data science?

Data science has emerged in response to the growing need to make sense of the billions of gigabytes of data generated globally every day, and their powerful impact on our society, economy and way of life. But what exactly is it? To mark one year since our launch as the national centre for data science,… Read more

Published today: new research into the ethical impact of data science

New research into the ethical impact of data science reveals  complex challenges which need to be addressed in order to enable data science innovation to flourish The findings are generated by a workshop held at The Alan Turing Institute in order to scope its research agenda Data science provides huge opportunities to improve public and private life,… Read more

David Pym appointed UCL’s University Liaison Director at The Alan Turing Institute

David Pym, Professor of Information, Logic, and Security, and Head of the Programming Principles, Logic and Verification Research Group at UCL Computer Science, has been appointed UCL’s University Liaison Director with The Alan Turing Institute, succeeding Professor Sofia Olhede (UCL Statistical Science). Professor Pym said, “The Alan Turing Institute represents not only a major development of the… Read more

Training the next generation: the Turing welcomes its first doctoral students

This month we welcomed our first ever doctoral students to the Institute. More than 35 students, who are either undertaking a full doctorate at the Turing or taking an ‘enrichment’ year in a mid-point during their PhD, are conducting research across a broad range of academic disciplines central to data science, ranging from machine learning,… Read more