Daniel Russell

Data Science Graduate

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Learning about the next generation of machine automation, building safe AI products for millions and changing the lives of many people – Data Science graduate Daniel Russell reflects on his journey with us so far.

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With you at every step

“Before university I applied for the LBG Scholars programme – which is for students from a lower income background. You get a cash bursary each term based on your grade at the end of the year, opportunities to volunteer in your community and the chance to do two internships over your time at university.”

Changing perceptions

“LBG was very welcoming to someone like me. I have wild hair, I’m quite casual, I didn't go to a fantastic school – I didn’t think they’d let me onto the Scholars programme! But they did, and they’ve supported me ever since.”

Ukulele or ocarina?

“LBG funded me to complete a 10-week, part-time Data Science course, which was great for building my coding skills. I created a machine-learning model which could classify different instrument sounds. I had to present it back to my team at LBG. I brought in a ukulele, cello and ocarina and demoed it live!”

Guardian of the future

“At LBG, I’m constantly discovering about new machine learning techniques – a subset of artificial intelligence. One thing that inspires me to learn more is figuring out how to combat bad practice. I want to create products that will not only make life easier for our customers but will give them peace of mind that they’re safe.”

Let’s get digital

“I work as part of the LBG Digital Champions network, which helps 25,000 people in communities across the UK to improve their digital skills. I help show older people who are business owners how to use the internet, do their shopping online – or even build a website. Hearing them tell us about how it’s changed their life or pushed their business forward is a huge thing for me.”

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Anastasiia Gorodetckaia

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Hashem Ejaz

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