Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
£ 5.640 Million
artificial intelligence

A California company that combines Virtual Reality and data visualisation has raised $3 million (£2.3 million) in a seed round from unnamed angel investors. Pasadena-based Virtualitics has  harnessed both VR/AR technology and machine learning techniques to create a technology that allows users to  transform large batches of complex data into explorable virtual environments. Information can be rendered in […]

Apple is planning to gather its users’ iCloud data to improve virtual assistant Siri’s voice-recognition capabilities. Last week, in a disclaimer attached to the iOS 10.3 beta update, the company explained that accessing those data would “allow Apple to improve intelligent features and services such as Siri.” Users that accept the new feature can still deactivate it at any […]

Apple is tipped to be finally joining the Partnership on AI— a club of tech giants researching artificial intelligence, launched in September 2016 by Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Microsoft, and IBM. The group’s stated goals are “to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform […]

Raspberry Pi , the British mini-computer loved by makers and coders worldwide, could soon gain brand new Artificial Intelligence capabilities, courtesy of Google. “Google is going to arrive in style in 2017. The tech titan has exciting plans for the maker community,” Raspberry Pi announced in a blog post on its website. “It intends to make a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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