ASI in the news!

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You may also have caught us in the news today. We'll be writing more about how Magic Town came about on the blog shortly. In the meantime, you can read more about it on the BBC, Independent and CityAM.…

ASI Training - Exciting Announcement!

Artificial Intelligence / Data Scientist / training / business analyst / business analytics / Python / Machine Learning / corporate training

Spring is in the air and a lot of new and exciting things are happening at ASI Data Science. As we recognise the demand for data science training through working with our clients, we are now offering training opportunities for the broader public and companies beyond the Fellowship. If you…

Burns Bot Part 2: Building a Slackbot

Artificial Intelligence / Data Science / Machine Learning / Robert Burns / GitHub / Markov chain models / Bots / Slack / Chatbots

In the previous post we discussed using Markov chain models to generate pseudo-poetry. But data science is not just about writing algorithms which give you a warm feeling and make your grandma swallow her dentures with admiration. A good project culminates with productionisation: packing your data science into a format…

Teaching a computer to write poetry: building a Burns Bot part 1

Artificial Intelligence / Data Science / Data Scientist / Data science projects / ASI / Fellowship / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence Data Science Machine Learning / creativity / poetry / Markov chain models / Robert Burns / Scotland

Robert (or Rabbie) Burns was a Scottish poet whose corpus includes ‘An Ode to A Haggis’ and the New Year’s Eve favourite ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Each year on January 25th people throughout the UK come together to celebrate his life, for a night that typically revolves around two of…

Untangling the network of rogue landlords

Data Policy / Data Science / Data Strategy / Data Scientist / Careers / ASI / Fellow / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence / Particle Physics / Lambeth Council / Rogue Landlords / Automation / Greater London Authority / Local councils

I’m making the move from particle physics to data science because I want my skills to have a more direct, positive impact on people. My project with ASI Data Science and Lambeth Council gave me that chance. Rogue landlords in the UK illegally make £4.2 billion pounds per…

Responding to the talent challenge of our age

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Recruit more talent - secure your ASI Data Science fellow now by applying today. Applications for companies for the January Fellowship are closing soon! Talent, not money, is the biggest constraint facing companies who want to make the most of their data. Most organisations already have huge amounts of data,…

Changing the culture: What government must do to make the most of AI

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Artificial intelligence could transform the public sector, but adoption has been slow. As the Government Office for Science publishes its report into the subject, Richard Sargent, director of ASI Data Science and former performance lead at the Government Digital Service, says leadership and culture will be crucial for success. Read…

ASI in the news!

We're excited to be in the Sunday Times and City AM this week on being backed by some of the smartest (and data-savviest) investors in Europe. Read more about it here: http://www.cityam.com/253029/ai-firm-asi-data-science-raises-15m-investment-backing…

Adjusting your set: Predicting rare TV-watching behaviour with machine learning

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It's been over half a century since a record audience of 32.3 million people watched England's triumph over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, and Britain remains a nation of avid TV watchers. According to Ofcom’s most recent statistics, 95% of households contain a working television…

Last Meetup of 2016

Meetup / Data Science Community / Data Science / Graphs / Graph Network / Graph Database

Join us for the last Meetup for 2016! 7th December Data Science Lab: Understanding Data & Graphs An evening with three data scientists who have used graphs in their work on both theory and practical applications. Sheldon Hall is a software engineer working at Grakn Labs where a distributed knowledge…

Find out more about the ASI Fellowship

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Data Science has burst on the scene as a new employment area where demand for candidates outstrips supply. It is also a field that values PhD candidates – particularly from quantitative subjects. If you're wondering whether the academic path is right for you, but cannot imagine wasting the technical skills you've…

Events in October!

Data Science / Data Science Lab / Data Science Community / Pascal Bugnion / Plotly / London / Meetup / Programming Languages / Data Strategy / Richard Sargeant

Transforming Large Organisations 3rd Oct Richard Sargeant, Director of Transformation at ASI Data Science and founding director of the Government Digital Service, will be hosting a fireside chat with current and past fellows about the work he's been doing in government and Google. Places are strictly limited so please message…

Q&A with ASI Alumna Fellow Lorna - From Mathematics to Data Science

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Lorna Brightmore, a recent Fellow on the latest ASI Data Science Fellowship in May 2016 reflects on her experience on the ASI Fellowship project with pet food business Tails. Lorna has since been continuing working in a full-time role with Tails as a Data Scientist complete with dogs in the…

From Academia to Data Science

Data Science / Data Strategy / Careers

Being a great data scientist is mostly about the way in which you approach problems. Data scientists apply the scientific method in the commercial environment, which is why scientists can often successfully transition into the field. This sounds simple enough in theory, yet many scientists with superb academic backgrounds find…