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2nd May 2018
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Emo, love and god: Turing researchers conduct first systematic study of Urban Dictionary

Researchers at The Alan Turing Institute have conducted the first systematic study of Urban Dictionary, the informal, crowd-sourced online dictionary best known for slang and niche definitions. In a paper published today in the Royal Society journal Open Science, the Turing’s Dong Nguyen, Barbara McGillivray and Taha Yasseri attempt to characterise Urban Dictionary’s content, including… Read more

27th April 2018
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What does AI mean for the Turing?

From the recent House of Lords AI report to the government AI Sector Deal yesterday, it’s been a busy time for artificial intelligence. We ask our Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence, Adrian Weller, to tell us more about what AI means to him and his vision for the Turing’s programme of research. Artificial intelligence (AI)… Read more

26th April 2018
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The Alan Turing Institute signs a new collaboration with Rolls-Royce alongside the government sector deal for artificial intelligence

The government sector deal for artificial intelligence (AI), announced today as part of the Industrial Strategy, outlines an ambitious vision for growing the AI and data economy for the benefit of the UK. We are delighted that the Institute is recognised in the following sector deal commitments: hosting prestigious Turing Fellowships in AI, to keep… Read more

23rd April 2018
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Bridging big data and engineering: The Turing’s Mark Girolami appointed Lloyd’s Register Foundation / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair

Professor Mark Girolami FRSE has been appointed Lloyd’s Register Foundation / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering and will lead a five-year project to explore how big data can be incorporated into engineering practice, including the development of new data-centric techniques to monitor the safety of physical structures that will be… Read more

16th April 2018
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Turing response to the House of Lords AI report

We welcome the House of Lords committee report published today, AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?. The report puts an ethical approach to artificial intelligence at the centre of its recommendations and outlines a convincing roadmap for how we can steer research, innovation and regulation in a way that delivers economic benefits, while… Read more