Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 33.510 Million
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London Uber users could be in for a fare hike as the capital’s transport authority is pondering to increase the company’s operating licence from £2.800 to  £2 million over five years. Transport for London (TfL) is reassessing its rules on licensing for minicab operators: right now, every company in London pays the same fee regardless of […]

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Delivery company Hermes has launched a partnership with self-driving buggies startup Starship Technologies to start delivering goods in London. The friendly-looking robots, able to autonomously navigate and deliver up to 10 kg of groceries, are already scurrying around on the pavements of Southwark, a borough in the British capital’s south. The test follows a previous trial Hermes and […]

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Facebook has announced to be working on a technology that could allow people to type by just thinking about something. The revelation emerged during the social network’s annual F8 conference in San Jose, last Wednesday. According to Recode, Regina Dugan, who is in charge of Facebook’s moonshot factory Building 8, asked,”What if you could type directly from your brain?” […]

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Alphabet is already helping us translate words, work out directions and spot spelling mistakes —besides, obviously, find answers. What’s next? Apparently, transforming our horrible doodles into decent images. Google developers have just unveiled their latest feat, called AutoDraw. The system relies on Artificial Intelligence to make drawing simple: users can jot down their sketches on blank slates, and the […]

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DeepMind’s AI-powered Go player AlphaGo will challenge the world champion of the ancient strategy board game during a summit in China later this year. Last year, the Google-owned London-based Artificial Intelligence lab made headlines after AlphaGo’s triumphed over professional player Lee Sedol in a five-game Go match. Now, the AI powerhouse announced a new partnership with China Go […]

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PwC has released a report called “Will robots steal our jobs?” It’s not the first report on the subject and it certainly won’t be the last. But coming from the world’s second-largest professional services firm, it deserves attention. (Disclosure: PwC is an occasional client of mine.) As you’d expect, the report offers a thorough and […]

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European consumers are not into self-driving cars as much as carmakers and Silicon Valley giants would like them to be, but the UK’s enthusiasm  offers a glimpse of hope. According to City A.M., a global survey of 22,000 people by consultancy Deloitte revealed the continent’s sentiment regarding autonomous vehicle—finding that consumers in France, Belgium, Germany and Italy have […]

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One out of ten London tech companies report to have lost funding following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016, according to a survey from Tech London Advocates. The group, which champions the capital’s technology sector, interviewed 220 of its members— including founders and  “senior figures within London’s tech sector”— regarding the […]

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Alphabet-owned AI powerhouse DeepMind is looking to work with the UK’s National Grid to help Britain radically reduce its energy consumption. Last July, the London-based company employed AI-fuelled optimisation to slash down electricity use at Google’s data centres by 15 percent: after training a neural network to forecast future cooling requirements, it managed to reduce the amount of energy […]

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Google’s bot-detecting technology reCAPTCHA is going invisible. The system, used by millions of websites across the Web, is used to recognise human users and filter out automated web crawlers; its interface is familiar to whoever has surfed the Internet in the last decade: it can variably ask users to make sense of slightly warped words or numbers, to […]

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