Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
£ 5.640 Million

The Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) programme will return to the UK this November for its 12th edition. It will take place between 6-9 November 2018, with 12 events being organised across London and Cambridge, and will bring together the top entrepreneurs and VCs from Silicon Valley, together with students, early-stage CEOs, serial […]

David Wallerstein, Tencent’s chief exploration officer, has suggested European companies should focus on ethical applications of artificial intelligence (AI), leaving higher-risk ones to the US and China.   Speaking at a conference in Helsinki, The Telegraph reported, Wallerstein said he was encouraging the European Union to “embrace AI and deploy it in the areas that would […]

Entrepreneur First (EF), the London tech-start-up-factory, is opening an office in Bangalore as a part of its international expansion. The company has been growing steadily in the past year, launching a Berlin office in January and a Hong Kong one in March. Talking to Tech Crunch, EF co-founder Matt Clifford highlighted that although India has long […]

An algorithm that was being developed as a recruitment tool by online giant Amazon between 2014 and 2017 was sexist and had to be scrapped, Reuters reported. Amazon has been using automation substantially, as part of their e-commerce market strategy. The company’s experimental hiring tool used artificial intelligence to give job candidates scores based on […]

A philosopher has deconstructed the neural networks behind machine learning to show how humans process abstract learning. The research by Cameron Buckner, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Houston and author of the paper published in the journal Synthese, is based on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (DCNNs), which are shaped on the concept that […]

AI Software company HireVue has named Eric Boyd, CVP AI Platform at Microsoft,  to join the HireVue Board of Directors. Very enthusiastic about having Microsoft #AI executive Eric Boyd join our Board of Directors. Welcome, Eric! — HireVue (@hirevue) October 8, 2018 The company, which uses a combination of validated industrial/ organisational science and predictive […]

Urgent changes are needed to avoid impending global warming with consequences of drought, floods and poverty, a new report has warned. Released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday, the report says there are only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, with the […]

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) have created a new system that uses machine learning to determine if a source is accurate or politically biased. The program works reading data from Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC), a website with human fact-checkers analysing the accuracy and biases of […]

Eight tech start-ups have been awarded £15,000 each to work on new technologies to tackle some of London’s most pressing social and environmental issues as part of the Civic Innovation Challenge, the London Gov website announced on Tuesday. The sum has been awarded by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to the start-ups to help to […]

Facebook has launched a developer preview of its long-awaited PyTorch artificial intelligence (AI) software framework, the company announced on Tuesday. The Python-based tool, which helps accelerate the deployment of AI-based applications, provides developers with the power to seamlessly move from the research phase to production using a single framework. PyTorch 1.0 integrates PyTorch’s original research-oriented aspects with […]

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