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”

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!”

The inaugural RSS Data Science Ethics Happy Hour

Event report by Giles Pavey, RSS Data Science Section Committee member Wednesday March 17th saw the RSS Data Science Section host its first ‘Ethics Happy Hour’. Events in this new series provide an opportunity to discuss and meet other people interested in questions of AI ethics and data science ethics more broadly. Taking place inContinue reading “The inaugural RSS Data Science Ethics Happy Hour”

Our First Ethics Happy Hour: March 17th, 5-6pm

Ethics Happy Hour on March 17th: “Ethical data science in the context of COVID-19 — What are the most important issues?” We are excited to host our first ‘Ethics Happy Hour’. Events in this new series provide an opportunity to discuss and meet other people interested in questions of AI ethics and data science ethicsContinue reading “Our First Ethics Happy Hour: March 17th, 5-6pm”

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”

Andrew Ng Fireside Chat – Sign Up Now!

We are incredibly honoured and excited to be hosting Andrew Ng for a fireside chat on 10th February at 6.30pm (Sign up here) Many data scientists’ first encounter with Andrew Ng was through his Stanford University machine learning course – which has enrolled almost 4m people! However, some may be unaware that his contribution toContinue reading “Andrew Ng Fireside Chat – Sign Up Now!”

Andrew Ng at the RSS Data Science Section!

We are going to have the great honour of hosting a fireside chat with Andrew Ng in February. The Data Science Section of the Royal Statistical Society have invited Andrew to come and talk to us about how technical people can become leaders in artificial intelligence and data science. Andrew needs little introduction to theContinue reading “Andrew Ng at the RSS Data Science Section!”