Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
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How to stop AIs from going rogue and killing us all? Theoretically, it is all about the guiding principles you instil into them while you build them. That is not so easy, though: teach your AI that it should be toiling to make human beings happy, and you might end up with eight billion people forcibly plugged […]

Oxford University spin-off company Diffblue has raised $22 million  (£16.9 million) in a Series A round led by Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments and backed by Oxford Sciences Innovations  and Oxford Technology and Innovations Fund. Founded in 2016, the company has developed  AI that is able to automate computer programming: according to the company’s description, the system […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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