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.
Press articles from 2019
The Data Lab has been selected by the Scottish Government to lead the development of a new national strategy on artificial intelligence (AI). The strategy aims to unlock an additional £13 billion in economic output and drive the use of AI to improve citizens wellbeing across Scotland. Development will be “open and transparent” so as to ensure that as many people as possible can contribute, The Data Lab said. Additionally, benefits to individual citizens will form a “core guiding principle” of the strategy.
The Scotsman: Doing Data Right supplement
Oil & Gas Technology: AI project aims to unlock “treasure trove” of big data for oil and gas
The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF has officially launched in Scotland, with a series of projects set to explore how data can be used to improve the lives of children at home and abroad. Three initial projects will examine how data can deliver new ways of tackling childhood obesity, address child poverty and improve child population estimates locally, nationally and globally.
A recent study by the Bank of England estimated in the UK, 15 million jobs could be ‘at risk’ of automation. Gillian Docherty challenges the use of the phrase ‘at risk’ and thinks we should be focusing on the new opportunities being created.
The Herald: The robots are coming…to create jobs and opportunities
The Scotsman: Does the data industry need a code of ethics?
Digit: New Coding Initiative to Benefit Aberdeen Women & School Children
FutureScot: The Data Lab announces move to Aberdeen tech hub
DataIQ: DataIQ100 – Gillian Docherty is one of the most influential people in data
The Scotsman: Edinburgh is placed at the heart of the global data conversation
Aberdeen Business News: The Data Lab opens new Aberdeen base
The Scotsman’s 2019 data supplement – Doing Data Right
Digit: DIGIT Movers and Shakers: July 2019
Aberdeen Business News: Office move and key appointment for The Data Lab in Aberdeen
The Scotsman: MBN hails record data science student placements
ScotlandIS: ScotlandIS Targets Scotland’s Data Growth
Silicon Scotland: New CodeClan data analysis course launches
Business leaders were among those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours… Data science leader Gillian Docherty of the Data Lab, received an OBE and there is a knighthood for the MP Brian Donohoe.
Daily Business Group: Tunnock, Crerar and Docherty among Queen’s honours
The Scotsman: Queen’s Birthday Honours: the Scottish list in full
The National: Data Lab urges firms to harness power of AI
The Scotsman: Comment: Industry 4.0 is a chance to grab with both hands
FutureScot: ‘Scotland’s businesses can lead the fourth industrial revolution’
Digit: How Can We Get More Women Into Cyber Careers?
The Herald: Agenda: We must empower girls to enter cyber world
Energy Voice: Delegates leave OTC with a smile
The First Minister was addressing delegates today in Edinburgh on the first day of Data Summit, the two-day international conference that forms part of the two-week long data innovation festival, DataFest19.
“Data-driven innovation has the potential to deliver great benefits to Scottish businesses and our economy more widely,” said Sturgeon.
Odgers Berndtson: How a top female CEO is leading the change in tech
The Press and Journal: Highlands and islands benefit from Data Lab
ComputerWeekly: How supercomputing is transforming experimental science
FutureScot: Open and financial data challenge back for 2019
The Northern Scot: Event to highlight satellite vision for business
Scottish Daily Record: West Lothian pupils celebrate national science competition success
FutureScot: Industry speakers announced for Scotland’s first ‘DataTech’ event
The National: Speaker lineup revealed for DataTech event in Scotland’s capital
The Scotsman: Fry to speak at DataFest19 event for schoolgirls
Digit: Top Industry Speakers Announced for Inaugural DataTech Event
Insider.co.uk: Senior Google scientist completes line-up of speakers at Data Summit in Edinburgh
Scotsman: Google scientist to speak at Edinburgh Data Summit
FutureScot: Scotland must nurture its blossoming data talent
Insider.co.uk: Hong Kong fintech firm to set up operation in Edinburgh
Data Economy: The Evolving Ethical Challenges In Data And AI
Odgers Berndtson: Maximising data the Scottish way
Ten experts in data science, including the BBC’s ‘face of space’ Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, have been announced as speakers at Data Summit, the two-day international conference that forms part of the data innovation festival, DataFest19, being held in Scotland this March.
Press articles from 2018
Insider.co.uk: Dr Sue Black among DataFest19 new keynote speakers
DailyBusiness: DataFest signs up digital experts for extended event
BQlive.co.uk: Keynote speakers announced for DataFest19
Dataiq.co.uk: DataFest 2019 set to welcome data brave hearts
FutureScot: Born to be digital
NewStatesman: How data science is shaping the modern NHS
Insider.co.uk: First Scottish Tech Startup Awards finalists announced
Insider.co.uk: The Data Lab to expand DataFest19 fringe programme
Daily Business: Data Lab expands in response to growing demand
The Scotsman: Scotland’s drive to harness the true value of data
Scottish Construction Now: University of Edinburgh data science and AI centre given royal seal of approval
Scotland’s data innovation centre, The Data Lab, has secured up to £13.5m funding from Scottish Government to boost its economic impact and create jobs.
The announcement follows the data innovation centre’s success during its first phase of activity, in which it established Scotland as an international data science hub.
The Scotsman: Various articles on data
The Edinburgh Reporter: City region deal to tackle digital skills gap
Volunteer Scotland: Debbie shows the power of #DataScience in the third sector
Daily Business Group: £9m backs Dundee’s InGAME research centre
Robin Huggins, Linkedin: Scotland Salutes Emerging Data Talent
New Statesman: Edinburgh’s city deal bets £791m on technology
University of Edinburgh: Ministers’ visit puts seal on City Region Deal
TowardsDataScience: 5 Lessons from a Data Science Intern at a Tech Unicorn
Scotland is proving its strong position in the growing global data market following a series of events across the country, figures have revealed.
DataFest18, billed as a “celebration of data-driven innovation”, saw 3,000 people take part in 47 events across seven towns and cities in Scotland.
Daily Business: Inspiring women: 20 trailblazing female-led enterprises
Med-Tech Innovation: How digital health could improve cancer care
Insider.co.uk: Data Fest18 hosts Scottish school girls
The Saint: The Driving Force of Data: DataFest2018
Computer Weekly: The Cambridge Analytica case: What’s a data scientist to do?
Building Better Healthcare: New technology could extend cancer survival rate by up to five months
Spice Spotlight: Data is everywhere by Brian Hills
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
Computer Weekly: Data Lab CEO Gillian Docherty on how data can boost Scottish economy
Data Science Rookie: Getting the Most Out of Your Data Science MSc
Data Science Rookie: Looking Back
Electronics360: Subsea Survey System Improved with Deep Learning Tech