Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 258.765 Million
artificial intelligence

Raspberry Pi and Alphabet have teamed up to bring Artificial Intelligence capabilities to the matchbox-sized computer. Google’s new initiative, called “Artificial Intelligence Yourself” or AIY (a pun referring  to Raspberry Pi’s popularity with DIY enthusiasts) , will add natural language processing features to Raspberry Pi 3, thanks to a “Voice HAT” (Hardware Accessory on Top) add-on, […]

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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and robotics are still attracting investors to London despite Brexit fears, a new report reveals. The research, compiled by the founders of London Tech Week, highlights how London-based AI and machine learning companies have been able to secure a whopping £85.75 million in 2016, a twenty-fold increase from 2011’s investment levels. Over […]

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DeepMind’s AI-powered Go player AlphaGo will challenge the world champion of the ancient strategy board game during a summit in China later this year. Last year, the Google-owned London-based Artificial Intelligence lab made headlines after AlphaGo’s triumphed over professional player Lee Sedol in a five-game Go match. Now, the AI powerhouse announced a new partnership with China Go […]

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PwC has released a report called “Will robots steal our jobs?” It’s not the first report on the subject and it certainly won’t be the last. But coming from the world’s second-largest professional services firm, it deserves attention. (Disclosure: PwC is an occasional client of mine.) As you’d expect, the report offers a thorough and […]

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London-based VC firm Octopus Ventures has raised a fresh tranche of £120 million to invest in British Artificial Intelligence startups. Founded in 2007, the firm has famously backed some of the UK’s most accomplished AI startups, including Swiftkey, Magic Pony and Evi Technologies— which went on to be acquired by Microsoft, Twitter and Amazon respectively. (Evi’s tech […]

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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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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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