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Creative Use of Data Science Could Unlock Cultural Benefits

Four of Edinburgh’s leading cultural organisations are taking part in a £7.6 million initiative that could transform the city’s creative industries through innovative use of data. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, The List, Edinburgh City of Literature Trust, and New Media Scotland have set briefs to drive innovation in the cultural sector – called Challenge

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Five ways GDPR will drive innovation

By Brian Hills, Head of Data at The Data Lab — In 1998 there was no Google, Facebook or Twitter, no mobile internet, no Big Data. Yet this period was the last major update to data protection regulation in Europe. Since that time, the internet economy has become an integral part in all of our

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The Data Lab Starts Publishing Technical Content

The Data Lab is excited to announce new channels for technical content as we continue on our mission to engage with and inform the Scottish data science community. The two main vehicles for this output are regular blogposts together with podcast interviews, delivered by our Data Team. The articles we plan to publish will cover

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Exclusive opportunity for Data Lab community members to trial new software tool for free

Guest post by ParaFormance. — ParaFormance optimises data-intensive software systems for reliability, performance and energy efficiency on multicore/manycore hardware. Developed from £multi-million EU and UK-funded research at the University of St Andrews, ParaFormance is a new tool for democratising software development for multicore/manycore systems. ParaFormance tooling will identify patterns of potential parallelism in a C/C++

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Women in Data Science – Calling on Scottish School Girls!

Women in Data Science Conference The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. The WiDS Conference will be held on February 3, 2017 at Stanford University, and will be streamed live. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear

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Data Talent Scotland Start-up Competition

Win one of 5 free exhibition stands at Data Talent Scotland Are you a start-up company looking to recruit data talent? We are offering 5 free exhibition stands at Data Talent Scotland, Scotland’s largest data talent showcase. Now in its third year, Data Talent Scotland brings together aspiring data science and engineering students with employers

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