Scotland Data Science & Technology MeetUp: Aberdeen Data Meetup Jan 2019

6.30 for pizza and beers.

Talks start 7pm
Talk 1 "#ScotWiki and other stories" - Dr Sara Thomas

Sarah, who is Scotland Programme Coordinator at Wikimedia UK, has been in post since April 2018. She was the Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Library and Information Council (2017-2018), and at Museums Galleries Scotland (2015 - 2016).

Sara joins us to talk about the work that Wikimedia UK is doing across Scotland, in libraries, education and heritage.

Talk 2 "Automated Artificial Intelligence" Dr Andy Starkey

The explosion of activity and interest in AI and machine learning has reached all industry sectors which has meant that the data scientists required to build these solutions are in high demand. Research at the University of Aberdeen has focussed on the development of automated methods of analysing data, and this talk will give an overview of the normal process of building AI solutions and then the improvements to be made by automating this process. The talk will give examples of where it has been applied and show the type of results that can be obtained and also some currently work being undertaken with industry.

Dr Andrew Starkey is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. He has over 20 years of experience in Artificial Intelligence and currently is supervisor of a number of PhD students who are all involved in work related to automated data analysis using AI techniques or autonomous learning. He has previously been involved in research work with AI that resulted in commercial licenses that won a number of industry awards. He is CEO of a spinout company from the University that specialises in automated data analysis using AI technology. He has recently won research funding for projects with Halliburton and WFS in the area of the application of AI technologies.

Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland, and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

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This is a group for anyone interested in Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology trends. We started this group to build a community to discuss general insights into the market and share personal experiences of working and operating in this area. We hope to cover skills shortages, technological advancements and organisational implications in Data Science and Technology during our series of meetups. All skill levels are welcome.