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

Over thirty percent of workers in London could be replaced by automation over the next two decades, a new report found. A new study conducted jointly by the Centre for London and the consultancy EY found that robots could be bound to take an increasingly large share of hobs in the capital. The ever-looming Brexit was mentioned […]

Kai-Fu Lee, Google’s former chief of operations in China and an AI-focused investor, has launched a school aimed at fostering AI talent in China— by the tune of a thousand new AI experts every year. Lee announced the new venture this week, in a speech he gave at Peking University before 100 professors from Chinese schools […]

Thousands of employees of Silicon Valley tech giant Google have penned an angry letter asking the company to interrupt its collaboration with the United States Department of Defence. Last year, it emerged that Google was involved in the so-called “Project Maven“— a joint effort to develop image-recognition software for military drones. Google’s computer vision algorithms were trained with million […]

Alphabet-owned driverless mobility company Waymo has struck a deal with British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, which will provide the company with up to 20,000 electric cars for its newly-launched self-driving cab service. Announced at the New York motor show, the deal (estimated value £1.3 billion) is only the latest step Waymo has taken to up its […]

London-based Venture Capital firm Seraphim Capital is  launching Britain’s first Space Technology accelerator. The new accelerator programme enjoys the backing of the UK and European space agencies, and large companies such as Rolls Royce, Airbus, Surrey Satellite Technology, SES and Telespazio. The programme will try to help space startups with fundraising and creating partnerships with industry leaders. The […]

French President Emanuel Macron revealed his new Artificial Intelligence strategy in a talk at the Paris-based Collège de France research institute on Thursday. Macron said that he did not want France to “miss the AI train” and that he aimed at competing in AI tech with world leaders United States and China. “AI is a technological, […]

The state of Arizona has suspended Uber’s trialling of driverless vehicles, following a crash in which one of the ride-hailing service’s self-driving vehicles killed a pedestrian in the technology’s first deadly accident. Last week, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was killed in the city of Tempe; the impact happened when emergency human driver Rafaela Vasquez was looking down. Uber had […]

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has refused to appear before the UK’s Parliamentary Committee for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, which is investigating the use and misuse of social media information in the wake of media revelations. analytica The committee reached out to Zuckerberg on March 20, after The Observer, Channel4 and The New York […]

Following its Berlin expansion a few months ago, Entrepreneur First —the London-headquartered fund-cum-startup-factory— is launching its programme in Hong Kong. The new office will reportedly be helmed by former Googler and Airbnb executive Lavina Tien. EF’s  Hong Kong programme is slated to start in July. Like Berlin’s programme, it will last for only three months— unlike […]

Ride-hailing company Uber has been in discussion with Japanese carmaker Toyota over the possibility of installing its self-driving technology in Toyota’s cars, according to a Reuters’ report quoting Japanese newspaper Nikkei. According to undisclosed sources, the two companies would be interested in cutting a deal that would allow Toyota to install the Silicon valley’s company driverless […]

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