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Key role for Edinburgh in new satellite data centre

Support from the Data-Driven Innovation initiative has helped secure a key role for Edinburgh-based researchers in a new centre that will use satellite data and artificial intelligence to tackle...

Wayra Demo Day 2019

DAVID LEE reports on the AI and Blockchain Accelerator Demo Day, recently held in Edinburgh   EDINBURGH’S AI and blockchain accelerator wants to make the city the go-to place...

Take the 2020 ScotlandIS Tech Survey

The Data-Driven Innovation initiative is supporting the 2020 Scottish Technology Industry Survey, delivered by ScotlandIS. The annual tech sector survey is a valued resource of business leaders and is...

The AI & Blockchain Accelerator Opens Applications For 2020 Programme

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)...

City Region Deal makes key appointment for data skills targets

The City Region Deal is gearing up to help people across Edinburgh and South East Scotland improve their data skills. The Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Skills Gateway has appointed Anna...

Students’ tech solutions to cut waste in Scotland

The ‘Uber’ of the construction industry, an AI tool to analyse building materials, and a waste prevention web platform were among ideas presented by University of Edinburgh students to...

Strategy lead steps in at Data-Driven Innovation programme

The Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) programme has made a key appointment to its senior leadership team. Ritchie Somerville has been named as DDI’s Head of Strategy and will focus on...

Applications for Creative Informatics Challenge Projects are open now!

Applications for the second round of Creative Informatics Challenge Projects are open now, with a deadline of the 6th of November. Challenge Projects offer an opportunity for creative and...

Veterinarians get data-savvy to map livestock health

Good data on livestock disease and mortality is essential for making informed investments in animal health, and to improve productivity and incomes in low and middle-income countries. But decision-makers...

Bayes Centre home to new earth data service

The International Center for Earth Data (ICED) has opened at the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre. The ICED is a joint project between data company Orbital Micro Systems (OMS),...

Ethics of data and AI are focus of key appointment

One of the US’s leading experts on the impact of artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies on people’s lives is set to join the University of Edinburgh. Professor Shannon...