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

Scientists from Northwestern University have developed a direct route to optimise spherical nucleic acids (SNAs), bringing them one step closer to becoming a viable treatment option for many forms of cancer, genetic diseases, neurological disorders and more. SNAs are a class of personalised medicines. They are challenging to optimise because their structures can vary in many ways, […]

The leader of Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research unit said the company is working on chips for machine learning, but he sounded hopeful that many solutions will come from the chip industry. Talking to ZDNet at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco on Monday, Yann LeCun underlined the need for new kind of processing […]

Artificial intelligence (AI) is not going to solve all the issues the healthcare sector is facing, a new report by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has warned. The Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare paper, which was commissioned by NHS Digital, analysed the clinical, ethical and practical problems concerning AI in the health and social care system in […]

Adrien Coulet, lecturer at the Université de Lorraine and researchers from Stanford University have created an algorithm to predict the need to prescribe a reduced dose of medication for a patient rather than a standard dose. The research, which was published on the scientific journal Nature, is based on an existing automatic learning method called “Random […]

Online food ordering and delivery service Swiggy has acqui-hired, a start-up which specialises in applying deep learning and computer vision for object recognition in videos, the company revealed on Monday. The acquisition, which amount has not been disclosed, will aim for Swiggy to increase their artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. Specifically,  The Bengaluru-based AI […]

Google has granted Wikipedia an additional $3.1 million investment, as well as given the foundation several of its machine learning tools to use for free, the company announced at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday. Roughly a third of those funds will support current projects at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit behind Wikipedia, and the […]

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system can dramatically reduce the time needed to ensure that chest X-rays with critical findings will receive an expert radiologist opinion sooner, according to new research. Developed by scientists from WMG at the University of Warwick and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Hospitals, the new system can cut the average […]

London-based start-up Flexciton has raised £2.5 million in a funding round led by Backed VC, TechCrunch reported today. The company is using AI to help factories optimise production lines, and pitched at EF’s 6th London demo day in 2016. Flexciton AI solutions optimise the way manufacturers plan and schedule “multi-step production lines” and reduce much of the […]

Researchers from the Champalimaud Foundation, a private biomedical research lab in Portugal, trained two neural networks to identify and track individual animals within a group. The aim of the study would be to automate the process of studying the behaviour of animals in their communities, The Register reported. “The ultimate goal of our team is […]

A new study by Lauren Rhue, Information Systems PhD Student at NYU Stern School of Business, showed that emotional analysis technology assigns more negative emotions to black men’s faces than white men’s faces. Published last month on, the study aims to better understand the hidden bias in artificial intelligence software. In order to do so, Rhue […]

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