Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 342.935 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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Facebook’s virtual assistant M is finally launching in the UK. The AI-powered smart helper will be able to interact with British users through a conversational interface built upon Facebook’s Messenger platform. The agent is able to carry out basic tasks—such as make a purchase, or book a table—and retrieve information. In addition, M uses natural language processing to analyse […]

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Microsoft has developed a technology that is as good as a person at recognising  words in an oral conversation. The breakthrough was detailed in a paper published on Monday by  Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research team. In the study, the researchers explain how recent improvements  have brought down the system’s overall amount of mistakes— word error rate […]

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