October Newsletter

Hi everyone- Well, September certainly seemed to disappear pretty rapidly (along with the sunshine sadly). And dramatic events keep accumulating, from the sad death of the Queen, together with epic coverage of ‘the queue‘, to dramatic counter offensives in the Ukraine, to unprecedented IMF criticism of the UK government’s tax-cutting plans. Perhaps time for aContinue reading “October Newsletter”

September Newsletter

Hi everyone- I hope you have all been enjoying a great summer. Certainly lots to engage with from heat waves, sewage spills, leadership elections, spiralling energy costs… and of course on a much more positive note the Lionesses winning the Euros for the first time (it’s come home…)! Apologies for skipping a month but itContinue reading “September Newsletter”

Don’t miss out – ‘From Paper to Pitch’ meetup on Wednesday July 20th

From paper to pitch : success stories of academic and industry collaboration. Next Wednesday (Wednesday 20 July 2022, 7.00PM – 9.00PM) the RSS Data Science and AI section are hosting an event to bring together practitioners and researchers to improve collaboration. We have two excellent speakers in Rebecca Pope, Ph.D. (she/her) and Andre Vauvelle. It will be greatContinue reading “Don’t miss out – ‘From Paper to Pitch’ meetup on Wednesday July 20th”

November Newsletter

Hi everyone- The clocks have changed – officially the end of ‘daylight savings’ in the UK – does that mean we no longer try and save daylight? Certainly feels that way … definitely time for some satisfying data science reading materials while drying out from the rain! Following is the November edition of our RoyalContinue reading “November Newsletter”

The UK AI Strategy: are we listening to the experts?

The emerging UK National AI Strategy is out of step with the needs of the nation’s technical community and, as it stands, is unlikely to result in a well-functioning AI industry. The Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Section (Royal Statistical Society) asks whether the government has actively sought the views of expert practitioners. The UKContinue reading “The UK AI Strategy: are we listening to the experts?”

September Newsletter

Hi everyone- I don’t know about you, but that didn’t feel particularly August-like…. I miss the sun! Perhaps September will save the summer, together with some inspiration from the Paralympics … How about a few curated data science materials for perusing during the lull in the wheelchair rugby final? Following is the September edition ofContinue reading “September Newsletter”

The UK AI Roadmap: your expert views needed

This year will see the first version of an AI Strategy from the UK government. Led by the Office for AI, this strategy will build on the AI Roadmap (which was published in January 2021). If you work in data science or AI, the AI strategy will affect your career. The Data Science Section of the  Royal Statistical SocietyContinue reading “The UK AI Roadmap: your expert views needed”

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”