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University of Edinburgh statement in support of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre proposal to the UK Government  We fully support the proposal by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) led by Nesta for a strategic investment in a UK Centre for AI and the Creative Industries as a part of the…

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Twelve months after the first national lockdown, an expert panel gave us their insights on a year like no other Watch the panel discussion here.   The use of data during the Covid-19 pandemic has raised big questions about how much personal information people are willing to share – and what they get in return.…

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Artworks launch to the public on 8 March, with live events 5.30pm-6.30pm on 11 and 18 March.   Two captivating pieces by globally acclaimed artists, which explore the boundary between the physical and digital worlds, are being jointly presented by the University of Edinburgh with the Edinburgh International Festival . Online artworks presented by eminent AI artists Jake Elwes , and Anna…

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Twenty-one data-driven research projects, which include tackling homelessness, tourism recovery and job retention in the football industry, will receive funding as part of the DDI initiative’s ‘Building back better’ open call.    ‘Building Back Better’ Open Call  DDI have funded projects covering a range of themes, including Smarter Places; Creative and Cultural Recovery; Climate, Food and Sustainability; and Health and Wellbeing. …

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Vaccination has been linked to a substantial reduction in the risk of Covid-19 admissions to Scotland’s hospitals, landmark research suggests. The study is the first to describe across an entire country the effect of the Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs in the community on preventing severe illness resulting in hospitalisation. Previous results about vaccine efficacy have…

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The Data Lab, Scotland’s Innovation Centre for data and AI, has announced two new funding schemes – Data Skills for Work, and an SME data grant – to support further business investment and innovation in the sector, thanks to an additional £1m boost from the Scottish Government.   Data Skills for Work is designed to…

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World-leading research and technology will be brought together to improve the efficiency and output of agriculture, and enhance worldwide food security, following announcement of a £74m investment for a new Agritech Hub. The Easter Bush Agritech Hub will be supported by £27 million from the UK Government, £1.3 million from the Scottish Government, and £31.3…

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Edinburgh’s super-computing facility, the EPCC has announced the selection of the world’s fastest AI computer, the Cerebras CS-1, for the Edinburgh International Data Facility. The Cerebras CS-1 is the most powerful AI computer in existence. It contains a collection of industry firsts, including the Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine (WSE). The WSE is the largest chip…

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More people could be protected from life-threatening rabies thanks to an agile approach to dog vaccination using smart phone technology to spot areas of low vaccination coverage in real time. Vets used a smart phone app to help them halve the time it takes to complete dog vaccination programmes in the Malawian city of Blantyre.…

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