Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
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Google Alphabet Inc’s drone delivery business Wing will launch its first European delivery service in Finland in the spring of 2019, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Before Finland, Wing has run four separate trials over 18 months covering some 55,000 journeys in Australia (and 60,000 overall), delivering different things, including medicine and […]

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 […]

A new artificial intelligence (AI) system can now identify 50 different types of eye conditions as accurately as a doctor, according to a new research published on Nature Medicine’s website. Developed by Deepmind, one of Google’s AI companies, the system is the result of the research partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London over the […]

Britain’s government has earmarked £300 million in funding to invest in Artificial Intelligence research, with the aim of making the UK a global leader in the field. More than fifty companies and organisations rallied behind the plan to develop a £1 billion deal, which was later revealed by   business secretary Greg Clark and digital […]

Ke Jie, the Go champion who pledged never to challenge an Artificial Intelligence again after being trounced by DeepMind’s AlphaGo, is going to play against a machine once more. World’s No. 1 Ke is reportedly going to pit its talent against a number of Go-playing AIs in a series of man-vs-computer encounters to be held in […]

Apple may not be front and centre in the race to create driverless cars, but its fabled plans for autonomous vehicles are not to be discounted either. The tech giant has just applied for a new patent for self-driving technology. The document, published on Thursday, offers a compelling glimpse on how Apple thinks self-driving cars could move around […]

Are we getting closer to the much-fabled intelligence explosion? Google researchers have created an artificial intelligence able to design and build other AIs; the news now is that this AI’s first “child” is better at recognising images than any smart system humans have ever made. Cue the shrieks of terror from journalists, commenters and sundry AI-doomsayers, […]

Alphabet-owned fund CapitalG has poured £375 million of additional funding into Lyft, the ride-hailing service that many regard as Uber’s main rival. The tranche comes on top of a £750 million round CapitalG had announced in October. First broke by news website Axios —which spotted a US share authorisation document filed in Delaware—the rumour was later confirmed by Lyft, […]

  DeepMind has announced that the latest version of its Go-playing artificial intelligence has learnt to excel at the board game without help from humans. Alphabet-owned (but London-based) AI lab DeepMind hit the headlines last year when its programme AlphaGo defeated top-class Go player Lee Sedol; since then , the AI has repeatedly triumphed over some […]

Financial documents published on Companies House revealed just how much Alphabet-owned DeepMind spent on Artificial Intelligence research last year. The AI lab—which rose to prominence after its brainchild AlphaGo triumphed against professional Go player Lee Sedol in 2016—spent £104.8 million on “staff costs and other related costs” in 2016. The exact number of DeepMind employees is […]

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