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

Consultation now open for Scotland’s AI Strategy

The public consultation on the AI Strategy Scoping Document – The AI of the Possible: Developing an AI Strategy for Scotland – is now open. We invite individuals and organisations from across Scotland to respond and feed in your thoughts and comments on how Scotland can realise the benefits of AI for all of its

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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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