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University data science expertise on the bill at DataFest

The University of Edinburgh is set to make another big contribution to DataFest, Scotland’s data showcase, running from 11-22 March 2019. The University is co-delivering six free events in...

NatWest becomes first UK bank to launch Data Academy

NatWest has announced that it is to establish a million pound Data Academy that aims to train 1000 staff in its first year alone in how best to understand...

Digital career advisor boosts prospects for jobless, study suggests

A new online search tool could improve job seekers’ prospects by offering them career advice as well as a list of vacancies. An algorithm creates a personalised selection of...

Scotland’s tech investment showcase has data-driven focus in 2019

Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) 2019 will take place on April 24 and is open to data-driven tech companies seeking investment from seed through to venture capital financing. EIE Scotland...

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...