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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 science and artificial intelligence.

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 and currently involves a network of thirteen UK universities. 

The Alan Turing Institute partners with a wide range of organisations, including government, charities, companies and universities to undertake world-leading research.

There are many benefits to collaborating with the Alan Turing Institute:

  • Access to an interdisciplinary UK-wide data science and AI community
  • Connections to government, industry, and third sector partners
  • Access to research funding opportunities
  • Access to a team of research engineers

A number of Turing Fellows from the University of Edinburgh have a formal affiliation with 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 community of the Alan Turing Institute.

For more information visit the institute website, or contact the Turing Institute University Liaison Manager for Edinburgh, Neil McGillivray.

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