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LSE receives Turing Network Development Award

Integrating data science and AI with the social sciences is of utmost importance

Professor Ken Benoit

The London School of Economics (LSE) is honoured to have been named among the first-ever successful applicants to The Alan Turing Institute’s Network Development Awards.

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence and universities across the UK have successfully applied for these innovative awards.

Each institution will be awarded up to £25,000, having demonstrated its own particular proven research excellence and a track record of translation in data science, AI, or a related field. 

Through the LSE Data Science Institute (DSI), LSE will continue to establish community networks in social data science, build networks and collaborations between researchers in AI and machine learning, and further develop the Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Policy Group at the DSI.

Award Lead, DSI Director Professor Ken Benoit, said "Integrating data science and AI with the social sciences, as well as studying its ethical and legal implications, is of utmost importance for both academic studies and for improving our ever-changing societies. We look forward to contributing to this through working with the excellent Turing network".

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 named in honour of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to have laid the foundations for modern-day data science and artificial intelligence.