Alan Turing Institute’s Big Data ambitions boosted by cloud

Andrew Blake If 2016 was a big year for the Alan Turing Institute, then 2017 is the year in which the UK’s new national institute for data science must start to deliver on its grand promise to:  change the world for the better. So far, all the signs are promising. Established in 2015 by five key UK universities – Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick – along with government research council the EPSRC [Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council], the Institute has made some significant announcements in the last year or so from its headquarters at the British Library in London. As Andrew Blake, its director, explains: Yes, we’re a very new organisation, but I feel we’ve come a very long way in a very short space of time. For…


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