Announcing the launch of Data Talent Scotland, The Data Lab’s CEO Gillian Docherty, says that thanks to a unique ecosystem, Scotland has genuine potential to become a global centre for all things data. However, industry and academia must work together to ensure that a shortage of skills does not stifle growth.
Data is often thought to be constant and immutable. Defined by 1s and 0s, it never changes. But a school of thinking sees data as constantly adrift and mutating in response to surrounding forces.. Without processes in place to detect this, evolving data drift could wreak havoc on understanding, warn the experts..
The UK Border Agency has stopped processing applications for Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visas. Those on Tier 4 student visas wishing to remain in the UK after graduation now need to qualify for a Tier 2 visa. In many cases only graduates who have an offer of a skilled job from a sponsoring employer under Tier 2 of the points-based system will be able to stay and work in the UK. What says the Scottish CDO?
The first CDO (Chief Digital Officer) for Scotland should be appointed with the responsibility to offer high-profile, expert leadership and challenge across Scottish Government, and the public and private sectors on how digital transformation can meet Scotland’s key economic challenge to increase productivity, says a new report.
This week, Google announced that it would be opening a new division dedicated to virtual reality computing. The timing coincides with revolutionised film and TV show streaming services impacting the UK’s TV suppliers and viewers habits.
Gaberlunzie was enchanted by the British Museum’s curious but resonant juxtaposition of Celtic art against Egypt’s faith, especially where “Neil McGregor’s last hurrah gets close to solving the mystery of religion itself.”
UK Government is to crackdown on nuisance calls and make marketing companies display caller ID, Direct marketing companies will have to legally display their telephone number on caller ID. Consumers will find it easier to report unsolicited calls to the regulators Latest research shows 9 in 10 Scots have received nuisance calls on their landline Around one in five marketing calls fail to display valid number
London’a Imperial College scientists identify, for the first time, two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. Using large genomic dataset they identify M1 and M3 as so-called gene networks that appear to influence cognitive function – memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning.
Key findings of the NESTA games industry is that it is much larger than previously thought: we have found 1,902 games companies active in 2014, which we estimate could be contributing to the UK economy as much as £1.7 billion.
From Prestwick airport expansion, the space port decision year, improved batteries, industrial biotechnology and the Merika marine energy research hub there’s plenty of 2016 forecast predictions available. Few however are as concise as the Top 3 Big Data Trends!
Gaberlunzie has had an absolutely hair-raising three hours..started at 10am and finished at 13.32 trying to pay Edinburgh Council for his parking permit. He variously equipped himself slowly with his expiring permit council tax number, his car registration number and it’s various pollution emissions and engine sizes numbers only to find that his whole block was missing in the pull-down!
Need for a financial strategy combioned with a brilliant CFO for four months to work within Police Scotland is “now critical” as government auditors envision a potential £85 million black hole in its 2018-2019 accounts.
Life Sciences Minister George Freeman has announced a £10 million investment in five new research centres located at universities in Glasgow, Liverpool, Cambridge London, and Exeter to explore how mathematics and statistics can help clinicians to tackle serious health challenges as cancer, heart disease and antibiotic resistant bacteria.
From security to healing games, in 2016 NESTA is predictiing that IT will play a pivotal role in several sectors. For example healthcare professionals prescribe video games to their patients, boutique food producers take on the supermarkets and the emergence of new challenge-driven universities which harness collective problem solving capabilities of the world’s students.
Professor Sarah Parcak of University of Alabama at Birmingham, has recently been named as winner of the $1million 2016 TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Prize, after founding the Laboratory for Global Observation.
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