About The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI), headquartered at the British Library in the heart of London’s vibrant Knowledge Quarter. Their vision is to be a world leader in data science and AI research and innovation. The Turing applies data science and artificial intelligence (AI) research to real-world problems, working with partners in industry, government and third sector organisations.

The Turing is unique in its charitable objective and national remit: providing science, government, charities and business with a trusted, coherent and authoritative vision for what the future of data science and AI looks like and contributing substantively to research and its applications. New potential applications are emerging all the time and the Turing is taking a leading role in tackling the economy and society’s most significant challenges underpinned by data science and AI.

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The Alan Turing Institute

Our strategic partnership commitment

Our joint ambition is to deliver tangible real-world business and societal value, through research in, and application of, advanced data science, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

"We’re excited to continue our alliance with The Alan Turing Institute as a Strategic Partner and show what can be achieved when talented researchers from academia join forces with diverse industry expertise."

— George Marcotte, Managing Director, UK&I and Europe Lead – Applied Intelligence, Accenture

Our partnership in four pillars

This is a practical partnership. We are focusing on four key pillars of collaboration that bring together research and real world application for amplified impact.

Joint research

Joining forces to develop and apply leading-edge research and tools in data science, data analytics and AI. Considering the big questions, like delivering maximum value from AI and data; enabling safe and robust application of AI; and lowering barriers to AI adoption.

Use case development

Collaborating to deliver an annual Innovation Symposium to bring early, emerging research to clients. We will also collaborate to translate research outputs into practical Accenture offerings, products and platforms.

Students and scholarships

Offering internship opportunities with Accenture for PhD Masters and DPhil students, giving them real world opportunities to apply new research directly to client problems—as well as the chance to author white papers and other thought leadership outputs.

Skills and training

Working together to deliver two key programmes:

  1. Executive education—supporting and enabling Accenture and our clients to optimise the use of AI for business.
  2. Data science fundamentals for Accenture data scientists.

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What we do: Our research

Through our partnership, we will collaborate on multiple activities to help us achieve our joint objectives. Initially, that means focusing on three primary research areas:

Synthetic data and privacy-enabling technologies

Creating tools to generate and manage synthetic data, supporting multiple use cases—with safe and secure data sharing, and expanded data volumes.

Digital twins

Starting with specific use cases and moving to developing generic, interoperable software tools (beyond those already available in the market).

AI in a changing world

Capitalising on AI to quantify uncertainty, and make systems more resilient to unexpected events.

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The Turing Presents: AI UK. 23-24 March 2021

Accenture are delighted to be the diamond sponsor at AI UK, a dynamic two-day event, which will see the Turing host an unrivalled showcase featuring the very best of UK academic work in AI and machine learning.

A showcase featuring the very best of UK academic work in AI and machine learning

Innovation Symposium

Accenture and the Turing jointly hosted the inaugural Innovation Symposium which took place in 2019. The Symposium displayed the latest applied data science and artificial intelligence research pioneering the conscientious uses of AI: including privacy, explainability, fairness, and security. Watch 2019 highlights.

2020 saw us convene cross industry clients in a fully virtual Innovation Symposium for the first time. Featuring the latest cutting-edge research in AI and innovation.

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