The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence (AI). Founded in 2015, the institute has developed to meet the needs of the data science and AI research community, responding to the vibrant UK research and innovation ecosystem.

Working in collaboration with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and other key stakeholders, the institute helps ensure the UK is one of the best places in the world for data science and AI research, collaboration, and business.

Through support from EPSRC and its key partners, the institute can provide independent, impartial, and trusted advice for government, industry and civil society.

In addition to this, it is the institute’s role to work in partnership with EPSRC to convene the UK AI and data science ecosystem, building strong interdisciplinary communities to enhance UK research and innovation capabilities.

Following on from the launch of its Turing 2.0 Strategy in 2023, the Turing has an ambition to be a truly national institute, through its Turing University Network, strategic partnerships and diverse collaborators.

In order to support the UK AI ecosystem, the Turing 2.0 strategy lays out three goals it will pursue that seek to meet the communities needs and benefit society. These are:

  • advance world-class research and apply it to national and global challenges: innovate and develop world-class research in data science and AI that encourages next-generation theoretical developments and is applied to national and global challenges, supporting the creation of new businesses, services and jobs
  • build skills for the future: contribute to training people across sectors and career stages with the necessary breadth and depth of technical and professional skills in data science and AI to match the UK’s growing industrial and societal needs
  • drive an informed public conversation: provide balance in the public conversation on data science and AI by speaking to its technical, social and ethical dimensions through public engagement and the provision of advice to policymakers, industry and civil society

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Last updated: 28 June 2023

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