Alan Turing Institute for Data Science

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 05 December 2014
  • Copyright: By Alan_Turing.jpg: Jon Callas from San Jose, USA derivative work: OS (Alan_Turing.jpg) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The location of the new £42m Alan Turing Institute for Data Science has been revealed as the British Library at the centre of a new Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations in the King’s Cross and Euston areas of London. The news was announced by chancellor George Osborne on Thursday 4 December.

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Institute partners include the British Library, Google, the Wellcome Trust, Camden Council, the British Museum, Central Saint Martins, University College London, the Francis Crick Institute and the Royal College of Physicians and the Institute will have links to universities around the UK.

The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code in the second world war. Turing's contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives. The film, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, opened in UK cinemas last month.

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