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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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Start your engines for Aberdeen DataFest event

Former McLaren Formula One pit crew member Marc Priestly is racing into Aberdeen next month as he turns on the ignition at Aberdeen’s first DataFest Fringe event. Hosted at ONE Tech Hub on Wednesday 11th March, DataFest Aberdeen celebrates data innovation in all its forms and what it can do for business and the economy.

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Scottish veterans reskilled to fill growing cyber security workforce gap

Scottish Armed Forces veterans are being retrained to help address a significant skills gap in the nation’s cyber security workforce. The new partnership project from Skills Development Scotland, social enterprise SaluteMyJob, Abertay University, IBM and tech start up Skillzminer, has been launched with the aim of filling a business-critical shortage facing employers across the country.

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Full line-up of speakers announced for DataTech20

More than 30 data science leaders, innovators and researchers have been confirmed as speakers at DataTech20, a technology-focused conference which forms part of DataFest, the UK’s largest data festival being held in Scotland in March. Exploring emerging technologies in the data science industry, the speakers will take to the stage at the Technology and Innovation Centre in

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