26th June 2017

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

26th June 2017

Data Study Group: an industry partner perspective

Three months ago The Alan Turing Institute asked Siemens to take part in a Data Study Group, to identify a complex business challenge that could be interrogated, analysed and re-configured by some of the country’s greatest talent in data science, analytics and mathematics. Siemens Global Centre of Competence Cities worked with the Turing and internal… Read more

2nd June 2017

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

1st June 2017

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

31st May 2017

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