Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 343.535 Million
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Snap Inc, the Los Angeles-based company that gave the world the instant videomessaging app Snapchat, is opening its European headquarters in London. In a statement, a Snap spokesperson commented on the new hub’s imminent debut explaining that “the UK’s strong creative industries make this a great place to build a global business.” The company, which is estimated […]

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Waymo, the newly spun-off Alphabet subsidiary working on self-driving cars, will deploy a platoon of autonomous vehicles on public roads later this month, as part of a partnership with car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles . Speaking at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Waymo CEO John Krafcik revealed that the company— which up to last December was […]

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An online platform is using data science to suggest the best pairing of wine and cheese. The programme, called the Wine and Cheese Map, was developed by a University of Toronto scholar building on Cytoscape, a software that creates visual maps to understand relationships between genes and molecules. At his wife’s suggestions, professor Gary Bader repurposed the system into […]

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Apple has published its first scientific study on artificial intelligence, staying true to its recent promise to get more public about its AI research. The paper—titled Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training—  deals with machine vision and was published on the non-peer-reviewed academic platform arXiv on December 22. The six authors of the […]

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London-born Artificial Intelligence firm DeepMind is opening up a heavily-staffed division in the US to intensify cooperation with parent company Alphabet. According to Business Insider, the AI powerhouse— bought by erstwhile Google in 2014— is looking to hire two dozens of people to work at Alphabet’s headquarters. Bloomberg reports suggest DeepMind US chapter will be given its […]

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Digital ride-hailing titan Uber has announced the acquisition of American Artificial Intelligence startup Geometric Intelligence, and has now set out to launch its own AI lab. Geometric Intelligence was founded two years ago by New York University’s psychologist Gary Marcus and University of Cambridge professor of information engineering Zoubin Ghahramani, and its stated goal is […]

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American carmaker Ford wants to start testing self-driving cars in Europe in 2017, in a bid to expand its 2021 roll-out of autonomous ride-sharing cabs from the US to the Old Continent. According to TechCrunch, the vehicles will be trialled at its Engineering Centre  in Essex, and at the Research & Advanced Engineering facilities in the German cities of […]

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