Scotland’s Information Lab publishes affect report outlining AI results

THE Information Lab, Scotland’s centre for information and AI, has printed an affect report outlining its impact on the Scotland.  

The report has been printed forward of the centre marking ten years since its inception.

The report, obtainable on the centre’s web site, outlines how The Information Lab has generated £200m in extra income for the information and AI sector in Scotland, in addition to creating and safeguarding greater than 1,350 jobs.  

Brian Hills, CEO of The Data Lab, Scotland's centre for data and AI.
Brian Hills, CEO of The Information Lab

The report highlights that, by the partnerships cultivated by the centre over the past decade, greater than 145 tasks have been collaborated on.

This has included Scottish universities and schools throughout Scotland, masking tasks in Shetland, Inverness, Dundee and throughout the central belt.

The Information Lab has additionally secured £90m in funding with Scottish, UK and EU consortia for tasks associated to well being, the constructed atmosphere and transport.  

Such tasks have included the Good Manufacturing Information Hub led by Ulster College, in addition to working with NHS Highland to hurry up bowel most cancers diagnostics utilizing AI-assisted colon capsule endoscopy.  

Commenting on the report Brian Hills, CEO of The Information Lab, stated: “The panorama of information and AI has utterly modified over the past decade, resulting in a higher understanding and appreciation of this expertise.

“Within the final 12 months alone, AI has change into a expertise nobody can ignore and one thing that’s set to utterly revolutionise how organisations function.

“Nevertheless, embracing using information and AI requires ability, and it’s reassuring that so many individuals recognise this.

“The truth that 80,000 folks have registered for on-line programs created or funded by The Information Lab – with attendees coming from all ranges inside an organisation – is recognition of the large need to extend adoption of information and AI. Supporting so many individuals of their studying journey is an honour.” 

As a part of making a society powered by information and AI, the innovation centre has additionally established an information and AI neighborhood which has grown to greater than 3,500 members from throughout 60 international locations because it was established in 2021.  

Brian Hills added: “Rising a thriving community of people to collaborate, community, interact and be taught at numerous levels of their profession is not any imply feat, but we’re seeing folks come collectively from everywhere in the world to be taught from one another.

“For years, we’ve got recognised the worth AI will carry to organisations. Nevertheless, we even have seen an growing demand for folks to return collectively and change concepts inside our neighborhood.

“With extra folks persevering with to hitch the neighborhood every month as they recognise its worth and the chance to attach with friends, we’re pleased with the journey of The Information Lab Neighborhood so far and may’t wait to see how this continues to evolve over the approaching years.

“Finally, our imaginative and prescient is to create the world’s most impactful information neighborhood. ”