Alan Turing Institute
The Alan Turing Institute, headquartered in the British Library, London, was created as the national institute for data science in 2015. In 2017, as a result of a government recommendation, artificial intelligence has been added to the Institute's remit.
The Institute undertakes research which tackles some of the biggest challenges in science, society and the economy. It collaborates with universities, businesses and public and third sector organisations to apply this research to real-world problems, with lasting effects for science, the economy, and the world today.
The Institute's researchers collaborate across disciplines to generate impact, both through theoretical development and application to real-world problems. They are fuelled by the desire to innovate and add value.
The Institute has three ambitious goals:
- Advance world-class research and apply it to real-world problems: innovate and develop world-class research in data science and artificial intelligence that supports next generation theoretical developments and is applied to real-world problems, generating the creation of new businesses, services, and jobs.
- Train the leaders of the future: train new generations of data science and AI leaders with the necessary breadth and depth of technical and ethical skills to match the UK’s growing industrial and societal needs.
- Lead the public conversation: through agenda-setting research, public engagement, and expert technical advice, drive new and innovative ideas which have a significant influence on industry, government, regulation, or societal views, or which have an impact on how data science and artificial intelligence research is undertaken.
Being a national institute enables the Institute to deliver benefits that a single university could not deliver alone. At the Turing, computer scientists, engineers, statisticians, mathematicians, ethicists, scientists, and colleagues from the humanities work together under one shared goal, with no departmental boundaries. Crucially, the Institute is a convening power, bringing together the best talent in the data science and AI community to speak to industry, policy-makers, and the public.
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