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

DeepMind , the London-based Artificial Intelligence lab owned by Alphabet, is  ramping up its engagement with academia as some of its researchers start teaching AI courses in UK universities this month. In a post appeared on DeepMind blog, company co-founder and CEO Demis Hassabis announced that—starting in January— research lead Thore Graepel will lead a module called Advanced Topics […]

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London-based Artificial Intelligence startup Cytora has secured £2.4 million in a Series A round led by Parkwalk, and backed by Cambridge Enterprise, iLexIR , and a consortium of angel investors. Founded in 2013 by Andrzej Czapiewski, Aeneas Wiener, Richard Hartley, and Joshua Wallace, the company uses machine learning algorithms to scan the web in real time and detect […]

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Amazon has bought Silicon Valley startup harvest.ai, beefing up both its security skills and its artificial intelligence capabilities in the same breath. According to TechCrunch, who quotes an unnamed “tipster”, the tech giant acquired the company  for $20 million, a whopping amount for a startup that had so far only raised about $2.3 million altogether. […]

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Apple has published its first scientific study on artificial intelligence, staying true to its recent promise to get more public about its AI research. The paper—titled Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training—  deals with machine vision and was published on the non-peer-reviewed academic platform arXiv on December 22. The six authors of the […]

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It has happened to a lot of us to get home after a night out with friends, and then spend the rest of the night torturously wondering whether our bezzies made it back safe and sound. Technological solutions to keep track of where our friends are abound, but they tend to show each person’s exact location all […]

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Draper Esprit is one of Europe’s most dynamic Venture Capital firms. Founded in 2006 and a member of the global Draper VC network, the company has so far invested over $1 billion in 200 startups—including nibbling breakout company Graze, IoT  firm Movidius, and online fashion portal Lyst— and it pegs the overall value of its exits at $4 […]

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London-based news intelligence startup Signal Media has closed a £5.8 Series A Round backed by MMC Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Frontline Ventures, Reed Elsevier Ventures and LocalGlobe— and it is now looking to boost its Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Founded in 2013 by CEO David Benigson, Signal uses AI to monitor the world’s media and extract relevant knowledge for its […]

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London-based fintech startup ABAKA has closed a £520,000 Seed round spearheaded jointly by Anthemis Exponential Ventures and MMI Holdings’ Exponential Ventures. Founded in January 2016, the savings platform helps employees manage their pension plan through their mobile devices. It employs an Artificial Intelligence advisor that harnesses neural networks to provide tailored advice. The fresh round of funding will […]

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