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RSS plans for engaging with the development of the government’s AI strategy

The government’s AI Roadmap, published at the start of 2021, sets the direction for the development of a national AI strategy.As the roadmap is developed into a strategy, there is a vital role for the RSS to play in setting out the role that statistics and data science have to play in the wider national strategy.Continue reading “RSS plans for engaging with the development of the government’s AI strategy”

June Newsletter

Hi everyone- It’s a bank holiday weekend – again – so that means it’s June and hopefully some warmer weather as May has definitely not delivered on that front … perhaps a few curated data science reading materials might prove useful for sunshine in the garden? Following is the June edition of our Royal StatisticalContinue reading “June Newsletter”

May Newsletter

Hi everyone- It’s a bank holiday weekend, so it’s probably May and another month has flown by… I hope the excitement of venturing out from our cave-like lockdown has not proved too overwhelming … perhaps a few curated data science reading materials might prove relaxing? Following is the May edition of our Royal Statistical SocietyContinue reading “May Newsletter”

Anthony Goldbloom Fireside Chat – Sign Up Now!

We are delighted to announce the second instalment of our ‘Fireside Chat’ series. Following fresh on the heels of our excellent conversation with Andrew Ng, Giles Pavey will be chatting by the virtual fireside with Anthony Goldbloom, the founder of Kaggle (now a Google company) – the world’s most influential competitive data science platform. TheContinue reading “Anthony Goldbloom Fireside Chat – Sign Up Now!”

April Newsletter

Hi everyone- Another month flies by… still cold, but I’ve definitely seen the sun once or twice… I hope the on-again off-again dreams of a proper summer holiday aren’t proving too painful … perhaps a few curated data science reading materials might ease the burden over the Easter weekend? Following is the April edition ofContinue reading “April Newsletter”

March Newsletter

Hi everyone- Another month flies by… At least it’s getting a bit lighter in the mornings and I’ve even seen the sun once or twice. I hope you are staying as sane as possible despite home-schooling, home-working, home-everything else (delete as appropriate…) … perhaps a few curated data science reading materials might lighten the mood?Continue reading “March Newsletter”

February Newsletter

Hi everyone- Well.. January seemed to fly by. 2021 has certainly started with a bang (Brexit!, Impeachment!, New President!, Vaccinations!) and the holidays seem an age ago. I hope you are surviving lockdown 3.0 as best as you can… maybe there is room in the long dark evenings for a few curated data science readingContinue reading “February Newsletter”

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The Data Science Section of the Royal Statistical Society includes experienced representatives from business, industry, government and academia and was formed to address emerging topics that will impact the long term success of data science as a profession.

We aim to be the professional body for data science in the UK and have clear goals:

  • Support technically-skilled data scientists by increasing their public profile and providing a mentorship network.
  • Run a series of events with UK data science leaders, disseminating guidance and exemplars of best practice.
  • Drive networking and best practice through social events and hackathons.

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