Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Alan Turing Institute

In the Budget on 19 March, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced funding for the Alan Turing Institute, which is intended to ensure that Britain leads the way in big data and algorithm research.

Universities will be able to bid to host the national facility, which will receive £42 million of Government support over five years.

In his Budget speech, Mr Osborne said the institute was being founded in honour of a man "who was persecuted for his sexuality by the country he helped to save".


You can see a video click of this part of the Budget speech here:

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