Rolls-Royce partners with Alan Turing Institute to ignite AI

Posted on 4 May 2018 by Jonny Williamson

Rolls-Royce collaborates with The Alan Turing Institute to undertake collaborative research and innovation in data science and analytics.

The agreement follows recently announced partnerships with IoT Tribe North, Seraphim Space Camp Accelerator and Startupbootcamp – image courtesy of Pixabay.

The Memorandum of Understanding aims to develop next generation Artificial Intelligence, specifically for use in industrial applications.

The two organisations will work together to co-design and deliver a programme of collaborative research in data science and AI.

As reported, jointly-run research projects will explore how data science can be applied at scale; the application of AI across supply chains; data-centric engineering and predictive maintenance; and the role of data analytics and AI in science.

In addition to research and innovation, the two organisations will work together to raise awareness of the importance of data science and AI in building a strong UK economy for the future.

Alan Wilson, CEO of The Alan Turing Institute, said: “Rolls-Royce has a long tradition of investing in some of the best research institutions in the UK and overseas.

“We share a common goal of shaping the world we live in for the better and I am delighted that the Turing will collaborate with Rolls-Royce in some of our key strategic areas: to develop and apply data science and AI approaches to tackle real world problems, as well as to train future generations in these transformative subjects.”

Collaborative data innovation sits at the heart of Rolls-Royce’s digital strategy. R2 Data Labs, the data innovation arm of Rolls-Royce, already partners with Tata Consultancy Services and Microsoft, two globally-recognised digital service providers.

This agreement with The Alan Turing Institute follows recently announced partnerships with IoT Tribe North, Seraphim Space Camp Accelerator and Startupbootcamp, three leading accelerators for tech startups.

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