Data Science and AI

The Data Science and AI Section is a section of the Royal Statistical Society that was established in 2017. The Section includes representatives from business, industry, government and academia and was formed to address emerging topics that will impact the long-term success of data science as a profession.

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The remit of the section is to represent the data science community in the UK and overseas, as well as help develop the role of the RSS as a professional body to support data scientists and promote good practice within data science. The section will organise meetings for a broad range of attendees, and provide advice that is aimed at:

  • Promoting good practice and clarifying the required skillset for professional Data Scientists
  • Promoting the statistical aspects of Data Science
  • Supporting the pipeline and career development of data scientists and statisticians
  • Pushing forward the debate around opportunities and challenges posed by data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Additional Information

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A Guide for Ethical Data Science, co-authored with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (with accompanying Additional information).

The DSS has contributed to Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology POSTnote briefings on interpretable machine learning (October 2020) and AI and healthcare (January 2021)

Annual Report 2020