News & blog

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

Innovation Week 2019 – the flagship event of our MSc programme

Blog by Marian Dunbar, Skills Co-ordinator, The Data Lab At the beginning of June, the whole The Data Lab MSc 2018/19 cohort gathered together for one of the most important events of The Data Lab MSc programme – Innovation Week.  This is our flagship event where students get to apply the data science and AI skills

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Data Innovation Fund: Call for ideas

Nesta is partnering with the Scottish Government on a challenge fund to be launched in mid October to explore: 1. How to increase trust amongst citizens in how health and care data is used and ensure that the system is trustworthy and transparent. 2. How to increase and unlock the value of data, especially that

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Developing an AI Strategy for Scotland

The Scottish Government has tasked The Data Lab to be an impartial convenor of the process to develop an Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Scotland. The Data Lab’s position as a hub connecting industry, public sector, third sector and academia across Scotland and internationally places the organisation in an ideal position to undertake the task of

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Data themed stand-up comedy glory awaits you!

Remember last month when we put out a call for potential stand-up comedians for an event in October? We had such a positive response that we’ve decided to team up with Bright Club Edinburgh for a full data themed show in October! On 29 October, we will have Bright Club #51.0 DataLaff at The Stand

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Read our latest case study: DNV GL

DNV GL – Digitisation of P&ID drawings The Oil & Gas industry has a vast amount of data that isn’t being used to its full potential. DNV GL wanted to advance their techniques to process and analyse large volumes of scanned engineering drawings in a quicker time frame and come up with a more efficient

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New Media Scotland credit Chris Scott

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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