The UK’s National Institute for Data Science and AI
Comprising 13 universities covering the best of UK academia, the Alan Turing Institute undertakes research which tackles some of the biggest challenges in science, society and the economy.
The Institute collaborates with universities, businesses, and public and third sector organisations to apply this research to real-world problems, with lasting effects for science, the economy, and the world we live in. They are here to help to make the UK the best place in the world for data science and AI research, collaboration, and business.
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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."
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.
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 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:
Executive education—supporting and enabling Accenture and our clients to optimise the use of AI for business.
Data science fundamentals for Accenture data scientists.
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-enhancing technologies
Developing new ways to generate and evaluate synthetic data, to allow data sharing between teams, whilst safeguarding individual anonymity.
Building advanced AI-powered replicas of highly complex systems and processes to allow for rapid scenario-based experimentation and optimisation.
Project FAIR - Responsible AI
Ensuring AI systems fully realise their transformative potential, whilst simultaneously remaining free from bias, transparent, verifiable and robust.
Accenture and the Turing jointly hosted the third edition of the Innovation Symposium in 2021. The Symposium is a completely unique opportunity for cross-industry clients and academia to come together to discuss the latest applied data science and artificial intelligence research that is pioneering the conscientious uses of AI.