31 episodes

The Turing Podcast is an exciting new podcast from The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

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The Turing Podcast is an exciting new podcast from The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

    You don’t need anybody’s permission to be a great mathematician

    You don’t need anybody’s permission to be a great mathematician

    In this episode we talk to Dr Nira Chamberlain, president of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. We talk with Nira about Black History Month, mathematicians though history that have inspired him, and how mathematics can cross racial, geographical and cultural boundaries.

    • 22 min
    Nicol Turner Lee: Bridging the digital divide

    Nicol Turner Lee: Bridging the digital divide

    The hosts were joined by Dr. Nicol Turner Lee to discuss her research on public policy, designed to enable equitable access to technology and digital equity.


    We talk about themes in her recent book on the Digitally Invisible and the real-life consequences of the growing digital divide.


    Nicol Turner Lee is a speaker, author and technology innovator. As well as a senior fellow in Governance Studies and Director of the Centre for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, where she also serves as Co-Editor in Chief of the blog, Tech-Tank.

    • 53 min
    How to communicate science to non-specialists

    How to communicate science to non-specialists

    We chat about all things science communication with two Turing colleagues: Ethics Research Fellow Mhairi Aitken and Science Writer James Lloyd. They discuss why we need science communicators in the first place, what makes for good communication, and what specific challenges are associated with communicating data science and AI research to the general public.

    • 42 min
    Tackling the Infodemic

    Tackling the Infodemic

    This week on the podcast, we bring you a conversation the hosts had last December with PhD candidate Elizabeth Seger. Elizabeth studies at The University of Cambridge and is a research assistant at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Talking about her work with The Alan Turing Institute, she explains how informed decision making in democracies is being impacted by modern technology, and in particular how online misinformation has affected the pandemic response. Find out more about the research here: https://www.turing.ac.uk/blog/infodemics-and-crisis-response?_cldee=ZWNoYWxzdHJleUB0dXJpbmcuYWMudWs%3d&recipientid=contact-9b098e61071be911a974002248014773-9d06c72d733d47418edbfd23c7e38bcb&esid=2e510c56-7d14-eb11-a813-0022483ed0bb

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How can AI help us understand breast cancer

    How can AI help us understand breast cancer

    In this episode hosts Jo Dungate and Rachel Winstanley speak to Andrew Holding, a Senior Research Associate at Cancer Research UK's (CRUK) Cambridge Institute and Turing Fellow. Andrew discusses how his research is using machine learning to understand the biology that underlies breast cancer to help improve treatments.

    • 52 min
    Palaeoanalytics: Using Data Science and Machine Learning to answer questions about Human Evolution

    Palaeoanalytics: Using Data Science and Machine Learning to answer questions about Human Evolution

    The hosts chat with to Professor Robert Foley, who works on Human Evolution at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute. The conversation takes a broad view of how our understanding of human evolution has changed in recent decades and focusses in on the Turing institute’s Palaeoanalytics project, which involves applying data science and machine learning methods to non-genomic data. Find out more about this project here: https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-projects/palaeoanalytics

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Manfromacave ,

Turing Student

As a doctoral student at the Turing, I think this podcast is a fantastic idea!!

obafgkmn ,

disappointing

alan turing’s name should not be used to market these rambling lowbrow chats by an inarticulate bunch of mumbling stewdunce.

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