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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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The AI & Blockchain Accelerator opens applications for 2020 programme

3rd December: The AI & Blockchain Accelerator, at the University of Edinburgh’s world-leading Bayes Centre, calls start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply for the 2020 programme. Applications can be submitted online (www.wayra.co.uk) from 3rd December to 15th January. Benefits: Desk space at the Bayes Center, access to the Wayra/Telefonica  & University of Edinburgh networks, £7500 grant + access to mentoring,

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Nesta in Scotland: AI for Good

Nesta in Scotland have opened a call for applications to a £100,000 grant fund to find and support innovative projects that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for social good. We want to demystify Artificial Intelligence and open up the public discourse around the positive, ethical uses that can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Deadline

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DataFest, UK’s largest data festival, announces more fantastic speakers

DataFest are delighted to announce a new group of fantastic speakers for Data Summit and Data Tech, as part of DataFest20. Mathematician and broadcaster, Hannah Fry; Campaigner and Author of Invisible Women, Caroline Criado-Perez; entrepreneur Priya Lakhani; and British statistician, David Spiegelhalter, known as ‘Professor Risk’, are the names revealed today who will join world-famous astronaut, Tim

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The Data Lab MSc Programme Funding Call for 2020-21

The Data Lab MSc is a collaborative effort between The Data Lab and Scottish Universities, with the aim of developing talented data scientists and engineers to support the Scottish economy. We are opening a call to Scottish Universities who want to apply to receive funding to cover MSc course tuition fees for the academic year 2020-21

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Some of our inspiring women take part in DDI Women in Data Campaign

Photos by Lesley Martin Photography The Data Driven Innovation (DDI) Women in Data campaign showcases the rich landscape of women working with data science, technology, innovation and related roles in Scotland’s booming data science and technology sectors, from digital education to astrophysics, students through to CEOs and MSPs. CEO Gillian Docherty OBE, Delivery Director for

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Scotland’s AI Strategy website is now live!

Visit scotlandaistrategy.com to find out more about why Scotland needs an AI strategy and the process involved in developing a strategy that meets the needs of Scotland’s people. You can also sign up to their mailing list to be kept updated on related activities and opportunities. Help to map Scotland’s AI Landscape As part of

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