Government has fostered and embraced important advances in technology, from critical investment in the iPhone and the internet, to early adoption of large-scale computer systems in the 1960s.
Today, government is a major holder of data, which data science and AI can harness to improve the design and provision of public services as well as to inform policy-making across all levels of government.
The Turing will work with policy makers to explore how data-driven public service provision and policy innovation might solve long running ‘wicked’ policy problems and restore government’s role as a leader in tech innovation.
What can data science and AI do?
- Design personalised public services that are tailored to each person’s needs and situation
- Inform a fairer, data-driven allocation of public resources
- Identify policy priorities by modelling complex systems and scenarios
- Track and evaluate hard-to-measure policy impacts
- Make the decision-making process more efficient and transparent
What are the benefits for science, society, and the economy?
- Better targeted provision of public services
- A more equitable distribution of public resources across society
- More effective policy decisions
- Greater government transparency and accountability
- Higher cost effectiveness of government programs