University of Edinburgh and the Alan Turing Institute
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The University of Edinburgh is a founder member of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to have laid the foundations for modern-day data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute’s goals are to undertake world-class research in data science and artificial intelligence, apply its research to real-world problems, drive economic impact and societal good, lead the training of a new generation of scientists, and shape the public conversation around data.

Five founding universities – Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick – and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council created The Alan Turing Institute in 2015.

The Institute is headquartered at The British Library in London.

A number of Turing Fellows from the University of Edinburgh work part-time at the Institute to help drive its scientific programme, in collaboration with other partners of the Institute. In addition, Research Fellows and PhD students from the University of Edinburgh form part of the dynamic multidisciplinary environment of the Alan Turing Institute. 

For more information visit the institute website, or contact the Turing Institute University Liaison Manager for Edinburgh, Chris Jowett

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