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‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ author to speak at Edinburgh data summit

An American author who warned big data could increase inequality and pose a threat to democracy will be a keynote speaker at an industry event in Edinburgh next month.

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Union Terrace, Aberdee. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

Full fibre gigabit-speed broadband to come to Aberdeen

Aberdeen is to become the first Scottish city where nearly every home and business can access gigabit-speed broadband, service providers have announced.

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FinTech Scotland is helping shape the future

The secret behind the open banking revolution in Scotland revealed

Our relationship with banks is changing and Scotland is emerging as a front-runner to embrace every new opportunity

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The Data Talent event introduces students from Scottish universities to some of the country's biggest employers. Picture: Contributed

Mining the data – meet and greet gives jobseekers chance to show off skills

Scotland’s top digital technology students will be given a rare opportunity to make contacts with some of the world’s leading companies at a networking event in Glasgow.

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An investment of over �5million will bolster the work of one of Europe's most cutting-edge research and innovation facilities.'' Picture: Martin Shields

Laser technology centre wins £5m Scottish Government funding

A leading innovation centre specialising in laser technology has secured a £5m funding grant to further its cutting edge work.

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The Stirling team observed elephants in Tanzania's northern protected areas. Picture: Contributed

Scots scientists develop monitoring technique to protect elephants

Researchers at a Scottish university have developed an innovative monitoring technique to help protect the world’s elephants.

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Openreach said 40 UK towns, cities and boroughs will eventually be connected with FTTP networks

Edinburgh one of first UK cities to get ‘ultrafast’ fibre broadband

Edinburgh is one of eight UK cities to be the first to benefit from an “ultrafast” broadband network which will see households able to get speeds of up to one gigabyte per second.

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A data science team at Glasgow University will share a major funding award. Picture: Donald Macleod

Glasgow University wins share of £14m data science award

The University of Glasgow has been named as one of four leading UK academic instituions to share a £14m research grant aimed at boosting data science.

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Keith Brown visits the Eagle Lab

Scotland’s first Eagle Lab will use technology to help businesses fly high

An innovation hub which will allow businesses to rapidly produce and test prototypes without having to import them from overseas was opened this week in Edinburgh, the first of its kind in Scotland.

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The Edinburgh-based start-up has won a lucrative contract from Shell. Picture: PA

Edinburgh-based start-up Cognitive Geology wins Shell contract

Cognitive Geology, an Edinburgh-based technology start-up, has secured a $1.2 million (£872,000) contract with oil giant Shell for its geological mapping software.

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Stephen Ingledew will head up FinTech Scotland

FinTech Scotland eyes growth with new chief executive appointment

The chief executive of a new body set up to boost growth in the financial technology sector has been named.

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Previse will work with academia and the business community as it launches a data base in Glasgow

B2B specialist Previse to create 37 data science jobs in Glasgow

A start-up specialising in business-to-business payments is to open a development centre in Glasgow, creating 37 data science jobs in the process.

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Two clinical studies were carried out on 23 Parkinson's patients showing evidence of dyskinesia

Scots scientists create algorithm to detect Parkinson’s side-effect

Scientists have created an algorithm which can detect a side-effect of Parkinson’s treatment that causes involuntary jerking movements.

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Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Polly Purvis: The tech trends that will dominate 2018

Scotland has the talent, the raw material and the track record to grow its tech sector in 2018, says Polly Purvis

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The latest data suggests the popularity of electric vehicles in Scotland is growing rapidly. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Motoring ‘revolution’ as electric car charge-point use jumps

A surge of more than 40 per cent in the use of electric vehicle charge points could mean Scotland is on the “cusp of a motoring revolution”, according to a transport expert.

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The Scottish Government's digital Scotland superfast broadband programme is on track to reach 95 per cent fibre broadband coverage by the end of this year. Picture: Iain MacDonald/PA

Scottish Budget 2017: £600 million for broadband expansion

Every home and business in Scotland will be able to access superfast broadband by 2021, ministers confirmed today as the 2018/19 draft budget was revealed at Holyrood.

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Codeclan is among the companies getting more women involved in coding.

Former IBM vice president to take reins at CodeClan

Digital skills academy CodeClan has appointed a former senior figure at technology pioneer IBM as chief executive as it pushes the button on further expansion.

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Workmen look through Scotland's first ultra-powerful 17.5 tonne 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner as it is installed at the new Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) on the site of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

How Govan became a hub for life sciences in Scotland

The £842m Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow’s newest landmark, dominates views of the city when looking south across the River Clyde.

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Edinburgh is attracting tech start-ups from across the UK. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP Resell

Coders choosing Edinburgh over London, report finds

A growing number of coders employed in the booming digital technology sector are choosing to live in Edinburgh rather than London, an industry report has suggested.

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CodeClan plans to increase its intake in to produce 200 'job ready individuals' in Edinburgh in 2018. Picture: Contributed

John Swinney pays tribute to CodeClan on academy’s second birthday

John Swinney has hailed the impact of CodeClan in supplying new talent to support the country’s growing tech sector.

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