Investing in data science will secure London’s future as a global leader in research

The UK is a science powerhouse that punches well above its weight. London alone is home to four of the world’s top 30 universities. And this Government is committed to ensuring the UK is the best place in Europe to innovate, patent new ideas and start a business. To fulfil this ambition, we need to harness the potential of new technologies. One of these is big data. From artificial intelligence to personalised medicine, we live in an “age of algorithms” that have the potential to transform our lives. Today marks a major milestone in our country’s big data story: the launch of the Alan Turing Institute. Named after one of the great pioneers of computer science, the institute will be a driving force for growth in our digital industries. The…


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