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Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

New Year, new opportunities to learn about data science and AI

Every January, millions of people begin the New Year with great ambition to eat healthier, read more, do exercise, spend more time with family and friends and a whole host of resolutions, many of which are a dim and distant memory by the end of the first or second month. We’ll help you succeed with

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The DataFest20 STEM programme

As part of DataFest we run a series of events across Scotland that promotes STEM within primary and secondary schools with a focus on technology. These events range from talks, hackathons and conference style events. Building the future of data science and artificial intelligence starts at school level. We currently do extensive work with universities

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Accelerator programme securing investment and creating jobs

Ten new projects have been unveiled as having joined the Scottish Government’s CivTech Accelerator programme, including an initiative to develop technology that will allow anyone carrying a mobile phone to measure and reduce their impact on climate change. Another project is aiming to build a digital assessment tool for people living with dementia to help them find

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The AI & Blockchain Accelerator opens applications for 2020 programme

3rd December: The AI & Blockchain Accelerator, at the University of Edinburgh’s world-leading Bayes Centre, calls start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply for the 2020 programme. Applications can be submitted online ( from 3rd December to 15th January. Benefits: Desk space at the Bayes Center, access to the Wayra/Telefonica  & University of Edinburgh networks, £7500 grant + access to mentoring,

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Nesta in Scotland: AI for Good

Nesta in Scotland have opened a call for applications to a £100,000 grant fund to find and support innovative projects that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for social good. We want to demystify Artificial Intelligence and open up the public discourse around the positive, ethical uses that can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Deadline

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