Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Budget 2014: Alan Turing Institute to lead big data research

19/03/2014 by

W1siziisijiwmtqvmtavmjgvmtuvndgvmtivndk4l2zpbguixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0


George Osborne has announced £42m fund to help make UK a world leader in big data and algorithm research.

A £42m Alan Turing Institute is to be founded to ensure that Britain leads the way in big data and algorithm research, George Osborne announced.

Drawing on the name of the famous British mathematician who led codebreaking work during the second world war at Bletchley Park, the institute is intended to help British companies by bringing together expertise and experience in tackling problems requiring huge computational power.

The tender to house the institute will be produced this year. It may be a brand-new facility or use existing space in a university, a Treasury spokesman said. Its funding will come from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and its chief will report to the science minister, David Willetts. No staffing numbers or chief executive have been announced.

“The intention is for the work to benefit British companies to have an advantage in big data,” the spokesman said.

Turing was a pivotal figure in mathematics and computing. His codebreaking work led to the cracking of the German “Enigma” codes, which used highly complex encryption, using an electromechanical system. He later formed a number of theories that underpin modern computing, and formalised the idea of algorithms – sequences of instructions – for a computer.

His codebreaking work is reckoned to have saved hundreds or even thousands of lives.

This article has been extracted from http://www.theguardian.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/19/budget-2014-alan-turing-institute

Montash is a multi-award winning , global IT recruitment firm. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions including:

ERP, BI & Data, Information Security, IT Architecture & Strategy, Scientific Technologies, Demand IT and Business Engagement, Digital and E-commerce, Infrastructure and Service Delivery, Project and Programme Delivery.

For more information please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7014 0230 or alternatively send us an email on info@montash.com.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdgvmtqvmtmvmjcvmjgvnja2l2nsb3rozxmuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

In Her Shoes... From Market Stall to Recruitment

2017-08-14 14:00:00 +0100

From the melee of the market stall to placing candidates in high-flying IT roles, life's always on the up from market-trader-turned-recruiter, Lois Hinken (22). She took the time to talk to us about how her experience in the cut throat world of the market has helped her in the world of global talent acquisition. As a 360 recruitment consultant for Montash, her negotiation skills and "go get it" attitude have helped her thrive. "I started working on the ...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdgvmdcvmtmvmtcvntqvnze3l1vudgl0bgvkigrlc2lnbiaomikuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

Will AI Cost Us Our Humanity?

2017-08-07 15:00:00 +0100

As technology evolves, artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly mainstream, and it will inevitably start to impact the way we interact. On the one hand, AI has the potential to solve a variety of problems and streamline our lives and our work. But will this come at the cost of the all-important human touch? A foreshadowing statistic claims that by 2020, 85% of client interactions will be managed without a human[1]. But can there really be an alg...