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ENJOY BROWSING THE PICK OF THE PRESS ARTICLES THAT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT OUR WORK AND SUCCESSES IN BRINGING SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS TO SCOTLAND THROUGH GETTING VALUE FROM DATA

Press articles from 2018

Below you will find some of the best articles from each month that have been written about The Data Lab and our work within Scotland's data science community.

Edtechnology: Nationwide Cyber Treasure Hunt challenges Scottish S2 girls to engage with data science

A Cyber Treasure Hunt is underway across Scotland, designed to encourage S2 schoolgirls to engage with data science. The competition, devised by sixth year girls from St Kentigern’s Academy, offers winners the chance to attend DataFest 19 in March... read more

Digit: Olly the Robot: The Next Big Home Assistant?

A project by Emotech and Heriot-Watt University has developed an innovative new robot, Olly, that marks a significant step in how conversation interfaces can be applied across various industry uses....read more


BBC News: Homes in new Alness community monitor residents' health

The first residents have moved into a new community with homes that use Artificial Intelligence to help detect the onset of ill health. Fourteen people aged 18 to 90 have taken up residence in the FitHome village in Dalmore, Alness. The development is a pilot project involving Albyn Housing Society, Carbon Dynamic and NHS Highland... read more

SBNN: Datafest18 success underlines Scotland’s strength in global data market

DataFest18, which was held between 19-23 March, saw an excess of 3,000 participants, with over 45 events taking place across seven towns and cities in Scotland.

DataFest is a celebration of data-driven innovation, and was applauded for its focus on the potential positive power of the ethical use of data.... read more

Computer Weekly: Data Lab CEO Gillian Docherty on how data can boost Scottish economy

Gillian Docherty, CEO of The Data Lab, outlines the organisation’s mission to turn analytics and artificial intelligence to benefit Scotland’s economy

Scotland is rich in oil. But is it also rich in data – the new oil, according to so many conference talks? ... read more

BQ Live: Data is a game changer

That is why at The Data Lab, we do everything in our power to help Scotland realise the full potential of data. We enable industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Our core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data... read more

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