Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 258.765 Million
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There is growing evidence that Facebook is warming up to take on smart virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home with its own voice-powered product. Business Insider and The Next Web uncovered some strings of code buried deep in Facebook’s mobile app, which seem to be the infrastructure for a dormant voice assistant […]

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Amazon and Microsoft are joining efforts to make their digital assistants Alexa and Cortana work in concert. Amazon’s voice-powered helper Alexa will now be able to access Cortana’s functions (and viceversa) through a range of different platforms. According to The New York Times, the integration between the two smart assistants should be pretty straightforward: Amazon users will […]

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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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Artificial Intelligence-powered financial advisor Cleo has raised about £560,000 from a group of Angel investors, including Skype’s Niklas Zennström and Zoopla’s Alex Chesterman. Other backers include Errol Damelin, Jason Goodman, Siraj Khaliq, Simon Franks and Wendy and Joe White. The company created an AI assistant that works in concert with Facebook Messenger, Amazon Alexa and Google Home to constantly […]

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