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

The head of MI6 called for the urgent need of a new era of spying in which artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are deployed to combat rogue states in “perpetual confrontation” with the UK. Speaking to students at the University of St Andrews, Alex Younger described how intelligence agencies are developing a “fourth generation” of […]

DeepMind’s latest AI program, AlphaFold, has proven to be the best software existing at a predicting the 3D shapes of proteins, organisers of an international conference in Cancun reported on Sunday. DeepMind’s algorithm has beaten 98 other programs, the Guardian reported. In one part of the contest, its software accurately predicted the structure of 25 out […]

Several Google employees have signed an open letter asking Google to stop working on Project Dragonfly, a censored version of Google’s search engine designed for China. The Intercept had revealed the project existence in August. In response to that, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stretched that the company was “not close to launching a search product” in China, but it […]

A new report from KPMG predicted the development of autonomous delivery vehicles will drastically revolutionise the consumer e-commerce environment in the next 20 years. According to the report, automated deliveries will soon drive consumer demand for more and faster goods deliveries and lead to an entirely new product delivery ecosystem for shoppers and buyers of goods […]

The head of the UK Cabinet Office’s Robotic Automation Unit (RAU) has claimed that the interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotic automation has reached its peak within UK government departments and authorities. Speaking at the UKAuthority’s March of the Bots conference, James Merrick-Potter said interest in these technologies had reached a new high. “Over […]

Elon Musk said he is considering moving to Mars but he acknowledges the trip may be fatal. Speaking to Axios for an interview broadcasted on HBO Sunday night, the billionaire said the odds of succeeding in such an endeavour are approximately 70%. “I know exactly what to do,” the Tesla founder said, “I’m talking about […]

Researchers have developed artificial intelligence that reproduces the characteristic process of Darwinian evolution. The research from the University of the Basque Country uses quantum simulation to create the first quantum artificial life on the cloud by emulating the behaviour of living systems. The authors of the study said this research aims  at designing “a set of quantum […]

Amazon announced yesterday an enhancement to its Comprehend platform that allows developers to build lists of specialised words and phrases without machine learning domain knowledge. Tons of ML announcements coming up next week; so many we pulled a few forward… introducing a big step for Comprehend: Build Your Own Natural Language Models on #AWS (no […]

Hong Kong-based accelerator Zeroth and Deepcore, a Japanese incubator which is part of the SoftBank group, are joining forces to use their resources on artificial intelligence. We are very proud to announce our strategic alliance with @DEEPCORE_Inc! We will collaborate to support #AI entrepreneurs who are solving world class issues and making a global impact. Click here to […]

Biometrics and deep learning company Neurotechnology today announced the launch of a, a new platform to let users develop their own deep learning models for image classification without having to write any code. The Vilnius-based firm said the AI models produces through can be used in a variety of industries, from e-commerce to agriculture, medicine […]

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