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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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Collaboration between Scottish Government, NHS/NSS and The Data Lab Wins Award

On Wednesday 21st June, the annual Holyrood Connect ICT Awards took place at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh. The awards celebrate excellence in public sector ICT, aiming to recognise the achievements of Scotland’s leading public sector practitioners and teams and their work in developing innovative and creative solutions to public service challenges through the use

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Boost to Data Talent in Scotland with The Data Lab MSc Scholarships

Following two successful years, The Data Lab will be expanding our MSc scholarship programme to 130 students for 2017/18. This represents an increase of over 40% from last year. Our third cohort of MSc programmes include collaborations with 11 universities from across Scotland including Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and the West of Scotland. In

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Data-Driven Design of Abstract Art

Post by Matthew Higgs, Data scientist at The Data Lab An Example of Negative-Time Evaluation in The Intention Economy Motivation Every prototype you build is an investment of time and/or money, and it’s only when you start getting feedback on a prototype that you can start to assess whether it was a good/bad investment. What

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ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2018

Application is now open for the Digital Technology Awards 2018! The Digital Tech Awards on 26 April always attract fierce competition from all corners of our industry and provide an amazing opportunity to showcase your company. Be in with a chance to win one of their coveted awards. The Data Lab are proud to be

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Being Bold on International Women’s Day

By Jude McCorry, Head of Business Development at The Data Lab — The 8th of March should be an important day in everyone’s calendars. Being totally honest, I don’t think I paid much attention to it previously, as it just happened and I was busy doing the doing. But it does mark International Women’s Day,

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New Funding Opportunities – Online Learning Call 2

Back in November 2016, The Data Lab launched an open call for Online Learning Courses with the main aim of providing skills and training on how to apply novel data science techniques that benefit any sector of Scottish industry, such as agriculture, tourism, medicine and gaming. During this process, The Data Lab published an Expression

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