Automatic Knowledge Ltd was set up by Alasdair Rae in 2019. We are a small team of analysts with particular expertise in data, spatial analysis, land, housing, planning and neighbourhoods. In addition, we also have significant experience of working within higher education on things like externally funded research projects, REF and impact.

But why ‘automatic knowledge’? There is so much data out there today, but too little knowledge on what to do with it, how to analyse it and how it can help us. Going from data to information and then knowledge can often feel like travelling along a very bumpy road.

The idea behind Automatic Knowledge is therefore to help organisations on their journey between data and knowledge in order to help them work more effectively and make better decisions. Put simply, we seek to help turn data into knowledge.