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Edinburgh puts data creativity in the spotlight

The potential of data within Scotland’s creative industries has been showcased to mayors and civic leaders from across Europe at an event in Edinburgh. The flagship Eurocities conference took...

Royal Bank of Scotland in data science drive for better service

Data specialists from Royal Bank of Scotland are to work with analytics experts from the University of Edinburgh to improve customer experience. The bank has opened a data innovation...

Former City Region students take work on society’s ‘digital divide’ to the World Economic Forum

Two former students from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering have provided new insights for the debate on the global ‘digital divide’ at this year’s World Economic Forum....

Leading names in Scotland’s data industry lined up for Scotsman debate

Data is set to transform our economy but how can business harness its power to ensure growth? That is one question which will be answered by a panel of...

Private and third sector leaders appointed to advise on Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal

The Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal has appointed experts from the private and third sectors to its Regional Enterprise Council (REC). The REC comprises individuals from small,...

CBI Scotland tackles opportunities and challenges of AI and automation in the data economy

In October, Scottish Government Minister Ivan McKee visited the University of Edinburgh’s new Bayes Centre for an event with CBI Scotland. CBI members gathered for a panel discussion on...

Royal visit gives seal of approval to data science and AI centre

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has officially opened a world-leading centre of expertise in data science and artificial intelligence (AI). The University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre aims to...

£5m gift supports bid to ensure digital benefits work for all

Global investment firm Baillie Gifford has pledged £5m to support research into the ethical challenges posed by the growing use of data and artificial intelligence. A research programme based...

Data-Driven Innovation lead announced

Jarmo Eskelinen has been named as Director of the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative, a key part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. The former DJ...

Universities unveil City Region Deal plan to tackle digital skills gap

The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University have launched a major initiative that includes plans to improve digital skills across south east Scotland. The new venture is set to...