The dismal science is getting a data boost through a research partnership between a global bank and the U.K.'s national center for data science. The Alan Turing Institute and London-based HSBC Holdings (NYSE: HSBC) said they are launching the multimillion-pound data science research effort to better "understand changes in the U.K. economy." Launched last year, the Turing Institute brings together researchers from top British universities focusing on mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence and machine learning. The goal of the economics data research, the partners said, is to "catalyze research into'big data' and algorithms." Also participating in the economic data initiative is the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Items that once belonged to Alan Turing, stolen decades ago, will finally be returned to the United Kingdom. Alan Turing is one of the most famous codebreakers associated with World War II. Turing was one of the main developers of a system able to decipher encrypted messages sent by Enigma, a machine used by the German military and its allies. Turing's place in history is one that students study worldwide and items belonging to him were once on display at Sherborne School, in Dorset -- of which the codebreaker attended in his youth. Turing's mother had loaned the school the irreplaceable items.
The Turing Institute is the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. On 23-24 March they held an event to showcase the very best AI academic content in the UK. Here, we give a flavour of the proceedings and highlight some of the interesting sessions and panel debates that took place on the first day. As the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, The Turing Institute brings together people from a range of disciplines, and works with universities, centres of research excellence, industry and the public sector. The Institute has three main goals: 1) to advance world-class research and apply it to real-world problems, 2) to train the leaders of the future, 3) to lead the public conversation.