The Turing Network

The Turing Network Development Award

The University of Reading has been awarded a Turing Network Development Award by the UKs national institute for data science and artificial intelligence- The Alan Turing Institute. This success represents the first time that the University of Reading has won such an award and we are delighted that our excellence in data science and AI has been recognised in this way.

The award will be embedded within the Thames Valley AI Hub and will enable us to grow an engaged and diverse community in data science and AI within the areas of computer vision, environmental science, and the creative arts. The award will support the organisation of a range of activities, including sandpits and hackathons, with the aim of accelerating innovation and enabling the Hub’s community to establish strong links with each other and with the wider Turing network.

The Alan Turing 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, driving economic impact and societal good, lead the training of a new generation of scientists, and shape the public conversation around data and algorithms.