Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 342.935 Million
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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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Google DeepMind has struck a five-year deal with the Royal Free NHS Trust, which will grant it access to the medical data of 1.6 million patients, through its healthcare app. DeepMind— the London-based, Alphabet-owned Artificial Intelligence company— will roll-out the Streams app among the employees of the Royal Free in early 2017. Streams will notify healthcare […]

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Google DeepMind is teaming up with game developer Blizzard to release a video-game doubling as an Artificial Intelligence testing ground. The London-based AI powerhouse is collaborating with Blizzard to adapt sci-fi game StarCraft II as an environment for AI research. Games and video-games have long been DeepMind’s tools of choices. The organisation started off in the […]

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Google DeepMind has created a program able to navigate the London Underground by combining deep learning and a computerised short-term memory. The London-based company published a paper on Nature detailing the invention of a “differentiable neural computer” (DNC), a system that overcomes the limitations of standard neural networks. Neural networks are algorithms—modelled after biological neurons—which are […]

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Alphabet’s Google DeepMind has doubled the size of its health team. The London-based Artificial Intelligence company told Business Insider that its healthcare unit, which debuted in February, has been scaled up from 20 to 40 staff—and that some big cheeses are among the new hires. Among them are developer and cryptographer Ben Laurie, who is the founding […]

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Alphabet is the clear frontrunner in the race to create human-like Artificial Intelligence,  Oxford scholar Nick Bostrom said. The Swedish-born philosopher has established himself as an authority in researching  Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and its possible impact on human civilisation— a topic he explored at length in his 2014 bestseller “Superintelligence.” On Wednesday, Bostrom was taking part in London IP Expo […]

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