Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 258.765 Million
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British MPs have demanded that the government come to grips with the rise of Artificial Intelligence, whose impact on society and jobs is poised to be too relevant not to deal with. A parliamentary report from Westminster’s Science and Technology Committee calls for the creation of a government-backed commission assessing the consequences of AI, and in […]

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Alphabet is the clear frontrunner in the race to create human-like Artificial Intelligence,  Oxford scholar Nick Bostrom said. The Swedish-born philosopher has established himself as an authority in researching  Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and its possible impact on human civilisation— a topic he explored at length in his 2014 bestseller “Superintelligence.” On Wednesday, Bostrom was taking part in London IP Expo […]

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There is a new exclusive club in Europe, and it is all about self-driving cars. European telco companies and automotive giants teamed up  to launch a joint initiative to foster automated driving and connected cities. The group,  unimaginatively called European Automotive-Telecom Alliance, includes household car-making names such as Audi, Renault,  BMW, Daimler, plus the European branches of Ford and Hyundai. […]

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Yahoo! is not exactly going through a great period, what with the Verizon paltry buyout and the massive data hack, but it is still hell-bent on helping you spot bawdy images. Yahoo! engineering team have just open-sourced a system using convolutional neural networks (CNN) to detect “Not Suitable for Work” (NSFW) images. While, on the Internet, […]

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This time last summer, I was immersed in the world of life science and healthcare startups, and the term ‘precision medicine’ was on everyone’s mind, though not so much AI, machine learning, or deep learning. The meteoric rise of the CRISPR gene-editing technology, which allowed researchers to carry out complex genetic experiments at an unprecedented […]

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It is not easy to define Marcin Ignac. Born in Poland, Ignac started off his studies earning a BA in computer science, but went on to enrol in art school and specialised in Interaction design. The eventual result is a very peculiar kind of creative— one who transforms data sets into amazing artwork. Since 2012, […]

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