Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 258.765 Million
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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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There is a 50 percent chance that artificial intelligence will grow capable to best human beings in virtually every field within 45 years, a survey of 352 AI experts reveals. According to the New Scientist, a survey carried out jointly by the University of Oxford and Yale University  among leading researchers in the field has returned the […]

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Apple is looking to embed a new home-brewed processor dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in its handsets, Bloomberg has reported. The business outlet spoke with an unnamed source who revealed that the Cupertino-based giant is hard at work on a chip— known as the Apple Neural Engine— which would improve Apple devices’ performance on tasks such as speech […]

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Update: On May 25, AlphaGo beat Ke Jie again in the second of two games. Things are looking bad for human Go players.  DeepMind’s AI AlphaGo has beaten the Chinese world champion Ke Jie in the strategic board game Go, winning the first of three planned games. The algorithm, which makes use of 12 layers of neural […]

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Alphabet is bringing Artificial Intelligence to smartphones. Right now, most of the tech giant’s AI power is only accessible to users who can get an Internet connection and tap into the cloud; the next step, Google announced at its event I/O, is embedding  those capabilities directly in their handsets. Google’s current machine learning framework, Tensor Flow, was […]

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Robots threaten to steal almost fifty percent of Scottish jobs in about a decade, a new report suggests. According to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR )Scotland, 1.2 million jobs —about 46 percent of the country’s total— are likely to be automated by 2030. The think tank recommended that adult workers go through more training and […]

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Processor manufacturer Graphcore  revealed to have received an investment from multinational computer tech giant Dell, via its venture arm Dell Technologies Capital. Dell had already backed the Bristol-based startup in its £25 million Series A round in October 2016— together with corporate investors Bosch and Samsung and VC firms Amadeus, Foundation, Pitango, Draper Esprit and C4 […]

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