UK government launches the Alvey Programme
9th May 1983
The Alvey Programme was a British government sponsored research program in information technology that ran from 1983 to 1987. The program was a reaction to the Japanese Fifth generation Computer Project.
The Financial Times reported the launch of the Alvey Programme on the 9th May 1983 under the headline "Britain Enters the Great Race".
Focus areas for the Alvey Programme included: