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

DataFest, UK’s largest data festival, announces more fantastic speakers

DataFest are delighted to announce a new group of fantastic speakers for Data Summit and Data Tech, as part of DataFest20. Mathematician and broadcaster, Hannah Fry; Campaigner and Author of Invisible Women, Caroline Criado-Perez; entrepreneur Priya Lakhani; and British statistician, David Spiegelhalter, known as ‘Professor Risk’, are the names revealed today who will join world-famous astronaut, Tim

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Applications for Creative Informatics Resident Entrepreneurs now open

Applications for the second round of Resident Entrepreneurs will open again in April. If you are an individual or small team working in Edinburgh/South East Scotland that would like to develop an innovative creative product or service using data or data-driven technologies, you can apply for funding of up to £12,000 to support your work.

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DataFest Fringe How To Guide

The Fringe at DataFest A pivotal component of DataFest every year is the Fringe. This comprises of events that are organised by the tech, data science and AI community in Scotland. The idea is based on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival whereby you can organise your own event, and we as the overall festival organiser will

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World famous British astronaut Tim Peake to headline at DataFest20

We’re so excited to announce that world famous British astronaut and former International Space Station crew member, Tim Peake, will headline the Data Summit in Edinburgh as part of the UK’s biggest data and artificial intelligence festival, DataFest. This year’s key theme ‘#BeyondData’ will focus on the impact data and AI has on the world

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The Data Lab to lead on new Scottish Government AI Strategy

The Data Lab, Scotland’s Innovation Centre for data and artificial intelligence (AI), has been appointed by the Scottish Government to lead on co-ordinating a new nationwide strategy which will drive the use of artificial intelligence to improve the wellbeing of Scotland’s people, as well as unlocking a potential £13 billion in additional economic output. The

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Applications for Creative Informatics Challenge Projects are open now!

Applications for the second round of Creative Informatics Challenge Projects are open now, with a deadline of the 6th of November. Challenge Projects offer an opportunity for creative and cultural organisations in Edinburgh and South East Scotland to bring forward challenges relating to their work that require innovative, data-driven solutions. Up to five challenges will

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