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Alan Turing Institute to be set up to research big data

The Chancellor, George Osborne, announces in his Budget speech that an Alan Turing Institute will be set up to research big data.

The UK government is creating a world-class research institute specialising in data science dedicated to British WW2 code-breaker Alan Turing. The Alan Turing Institute for Data Science will benefit from a £42 million government investment over 5 years. The Centre for Economics and Business Research estimates that the big data marketplace could benefit the UK economy by £216 billion and create 58,000 new jobs in the UK before 2017

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Home - The Alan Turing Institute - Chancellor George Osborne announces £42 million to establish The Alan Turing Institute and position the UK as a world leader in Data Science

Alan Turing ~I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.

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20/3/14. Yesterday's budget: Alan Turing Institute to research and analyse big data and algorithms. About time, given his work solving the enigma code in WW2, possibly shortening it by 2 years, his conviction in 1952, suicide in 1954 and his recent (December 2013) posthumous Royal Pardon. This statue, at the Uni of Surrey (larger than life) is one of several - others are at Bletchley Park (of course) and Manchester. Wonder who will win bid - £42m for 5 years. A Turing Institute is in…