Data Science Investment Here's a tally of just how much has been invested in data science this year.
£ 54,700 Million
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What is the impact of an earthquake in Japan on the price of coal in China? How are terrorist attacks affecting the supply chain of petrochemical products? Can we read the world to understand which investments make sense, and which do not? A UK startup born in the halls of Cambridge University is using Artificial […]

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Alphabet-owned AI powerhouse DeepMind is looking to work with the UK’s National Grid to help Britain radically reduce its energy consumption. Last July, the London-based company employed AI-fuelled optimisation to slash down electricity use at Google’s data centres by 15 percent: after training a neural network to forecast future cooling requirements, it managed to reduce the amount of energy […]

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London-based AI startup Streetbees has secured  $5.1 million (£4.1million) in a Seed round led by BGF Ventures, and backed by Octopus Ventures and LocalGlobe. Founded in 2015, the company is essentially a worldwide market research platform: it combines Artificial Intelligence, social media mining and geolocation tech to harvest information from consumers and transform it into insights […]

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Google’s bot-detecting technology reCAPTCHA is going invisible. The system, used by millions of websites across the Web, is used to recognise human users and filter out automated web crawlers; its interface is familiar to whoever has surfed the Internet in the last decade: it can variably ask users to make sense of slightly warped words or numbers, to […]

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Alphabet confirmed that it has acquired Kaggle, an online community for data scientists and machine learning researchers. Following rumour about the deal earlier this week, the Mountain View-based tech giant has eventually confirmed the acquisition—although it has so far declined to disclose the financial details of the transaction. Founded in 2010, Kaggle can boast over half […]

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LoopMe, a London-based digital advertising startup powered by Artificial Intelligence, has raised £8.1 million ($10 million) in a Series A Round led by Impulse VC and Harbert European Growth Capital. Other backers included Holzbrinck Ventures and Open Ocean Capital. Founded in 2012 by Marco Van de Bergh and Stephen Upstone, the company uses AI algorithms to learn […]

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AI no longer belongs to the realm of science fiction. From voice recognition to self driving cars and medical diagnosis, ‘artificial intelligence’ has, in just the last few years, woven its way into our lives at work and at home. Part of this step change is due to the evolution of AI from the domain […]

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Japanese carmaker Nissan unleashed its self-driving vehicle—a modified Leaf electric car— on the streets of London in its first European test. The Tokyo-based company’s robotic car debuted on Monday following negotiations with regulators and the police. The car can travel at up to 80 km per hour,  and shift from manned to autonomous mode at the flick of a […]

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