Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 342.935 Million
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A bot trained by Elon Musk-backed OpenAI has beaten one of the world’ best players at online videogame Dota 2, during e-sports tournament The International. The machine learning bot had been trained simply by pitting one Artificial Intelligence against another, and letting them play for weeks on end until they mastered the game. During the tournament, hosted […]

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London-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) company BenevolentAI has announced the expansion of its business to the United States, after snapping up two major AI experts from the tech sector and academia. Founded in 2013 and based near King’s Cross, the company is using AI to drive scientific progress forward. BenevolentAI’s machine learning algorithms have been trained to scour millions of research publications, […]

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Callsign, a platform using AI to provide authentication, has closed a £26.8 million Series A round led by Accel and PTB Ventures, and backed by Allegis Capital and NightDragon Security. The company had previously raised a Seed round for an undisclosed amount in September 2016. Founded in 2012, Callsign has created a deep learning platform called […]

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Update: On May 25, AlphaGo beat Ke Jie again in the second of two games. Things are looking bad for human Go players.  DeepMind’s AI AlphaGo has beaten the Chinese world champion Ke Jie in the strategic board game Go, winning the first of three planned games. The algorithm, which makes use of 12 layers of neural […]

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Processor manufacturer Graphcore  revealed to have received an investment from multinational computer tech giant Dell, via its venture arm Dell Technologies Capital. Dell had already backed the Bristol-based startup in its £25 million Series A round in October 2016— together with corporate investors Bosch and Samsung and VC firms Amadeus, Foundation, Pitango, Draper Esprit and C4 […]

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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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A US Artificial Intelligence startup has exited stealth mode and it is now on a quest to challenge the dominant AI paradigm. Boston-based Gamalon has created AI tech that does away with machine learning, embracing a technique known as Bayesian program synthesis. This makes it possible to build AI systems able to learn new concepts by being shown relatively few examples. Machine learning […]

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Cloud computing and customer relationship management company Salesforce has inaugurated a new CRM platform fuelled by advanced Artificial Intelligence. The service will combine Salesforce’s homebrewed AI technology Einstein with its Service Cloud tools , but it is understood that the company is poised to add AI capabilities to other services over time. Einstein is designed to […]

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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-born Artificial Intelligence firm DeepMind is opening up a heavily-staffed division in the US to intensify cooperation with parent company Alphabet. According to Business Insider, the AI powerhouse— bought by erstwhile Google in 2014— is looking to hire two dozens of people to work at Alphabet’s headquarters. Bloomberg reports suggest DeepMind US chapter will be given its […]

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