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The Alan Turing Institute

This Pride Jubilee month we’re commemorating 107 years since AlanTuring was born by asking: What does Alan Turing mean to you?

Published: 27 June 2019
Alan Turing
Photo by Elliott & Fry, National Portrait Gallery

The Institute is named in Alan Turing's honour, but what does the man and his work mean to us, our community and our research?

"We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done."

This is what Alan Turing, the pioneering mathematician, computer scientist, philosopher, code-breaker and icon of the 20th Century, said of the challenge of developing ‘machines that can think’ in his seminal paper ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’ in 1950. Seven decades later, and computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have not only blossomed, but exploded.

Today, the horizon has transformed, but Turing’s words still hold true. The Turing Institute, named in his honour, is committed to tackling the plenty that needs to be done to ensure data science and AI changes the world for the better.

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