Liverpool among first-ever recipients of Turing Network Development Awards

The University of Liverpool has been named as one of the successful recipients of  a new award scheme launched by The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

The University is among 24 UK universities to receive the first-ever Turing Network Development Award to support the active involvement of the University’s research and innovation in AI and data science with The Alan Turing Institute’s network.

The University has significant research excellence and a track record of translation in the area of data science and AI, which form part of the University’s Digital research theme. Research within Digital is recognised as world leading and enables the transformation of society and industry through the generation, communication and processing of data. University researchers are tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges and helping to deliver better health, social justice and industrial competitiveness.

Professor Alex Singleton, Digital theme research and innovation lead, said: “This award provides an excellent opportunity for the University of Liverpool to showcase our diverse and world leading research and innovation in AI and Data Science, alongside the acceleration of new and exciting partnerships with those other network members and the Alan Turing Institute.”

Adrian Smith, Institute Director, said “The awards reflect the demand across a range of sectors to work with the Institute. Data science and AI doesn’t stand still, and so we look forward to working together with this network of universities; exploring new ways to grow the UK’s dynamic research and innovation landscape.”

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science whose 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.

For further information on the University’s research expertise in this area please visit the Digital research theme web page.