Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 342.935 Million
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Alphabet-owned DeepMind has struck a deal with  Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which will now start using the AI lab’s healthcare app Streams in Musgrove Park Hospital. The contract follows similar, controversial partnerships with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, which have adopted Streams to spot signs of […]

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A consortium of automotive giants working on connected and autonomous cars has been given the go-ahead to start testing its vehicles on Britain’s roads. Autodrive—a £20 million R&D initiative sprung from the joint efforts of the UK government and industry giants including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, and Tata Motors— demoed its connected car technology on a private track […]

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Media intelligence and Outside Insight company Meltwater detailed its AI-first strategy in a talk at research centre Alan Turing Institute in London on Monday. Meltwater senior researcher Giorgio Orsi explained how the company is increasingly relying on data science to complement its media intelligence unit. Meltwater helps companies understand how their brand is faring online and how their […]

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Facebook has revealed its approach to removing terrorist-related content, as the social network faces increasing criticism over tackling the bane of extremism on its platform. In a detailed post published on its blog, the company explained its formula to tackle terror-related material, using a blend of human supervision and artificial intelligence. “We want Facebook to be […]

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An Australian start-up has unveiled an Artificial Intelligence-powered earphone able to instantly translate conversations in eight languages, WIRED reports. Speaking at the United Nations’ AI for Good Summit in Geneva, Sydney-based Lingmo International announced that the earpiece— called Translate One2One— would be available for purchase starting in July, for the relatively affordable price of $179  (£140.) The device does not need […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has detailed the company’s plans to enter the self-driving car sector, Bloomberg revealed. The rumour has been circulating for a while that the iPhone maker’s next big project would involved driverless vehicles, but the company’s management had so far been peculiarly cagey about the feat. Late last year, it emerged that when Apple kicked-started the […]

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The World Health Organisation has called for Artificial Intelligence to be used to improve everybody’s healthcare, not only the wealthiest’s. WHO’s director general Margaret Chan raised the alarm during a talk at the United Nations’ AI Summit for Good, underlining that— while the richer countries are already benefitting from AI’s medical applications, others are being […]

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Apple has joined the smart-speaker fray with the launch of its new HomePod— a voice-activated loudspeaker  powered by virtual assistant Siri. The new device, unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San José, California, will have to face the portentous competition of Amazon’s Echo and Alphabet’s Home speakers— both of which can answer questions, perform small tasks like […]

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After spearheading research on autonomous cars, Alphabet has now started looking into self-driving trucks. According to BuzzFeed News, Alphabet recent spin-off Waymo is in the process of testing driverless heavy vehicles for freight transportation. “Self-driving technology can transport people and things much more safely than we do today and reduce the thousands of trucking-related deaths […]

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Google’s spreadsheet programme Sheets has launched a new smart feature that will automatically convert data into charts and data visualisations. Thanks to Google’s natural language processing abilities, users will be able to simply ask Sheets to “Make a graph about this subset of data”— and the programme will carry that command out instantly. The improvement, announced […]

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