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Alan Turing Institute for Data Science to be based at British Library

In the UK, a new £42m (A$79m) Alan Turing Institute for Data Science will be based at the British Library at the centre of a new Knowledge Quarter, reports the Guardian. The institute, named after the famous mathematician whose work at Bletchley Park during the World War II led to the cracking of the German ‘Enigma’ codes, will focus on ‘big data and algorithm research’. The Knowledge Quarter is a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in based in Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury. Partners include the British Library, Google, the Wellcome Trust and University College London.



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