Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 258.765 Million
machine learning

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 […]

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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-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 […]

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Draper Esprit is one of Europe’s most dynamic Venture Capital firms. Founded in 2006 and a member of the global Draper VC network, the company has so far invested over $1 billion in 200 startups—including nibbling breakout company Graze, IoT  firm Movidius, and online fashion portal Lyst— and it pegs the overall value of its exits at $4 […]

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MIT researchers have trained a deep-learning algorithm to spawn videos on the basis of a single frame. Computer scientists from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) created the system by feeding their algorithm two million unlabelled videos—which  would last for about two years if played one after the other. The footage showed snippets of everyday […]

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Uber-for-carers Cera has secured  £1.3 million in a seed round from investors including JustEat’s David Buttress, angel investor  Arnie Sriskandarajah, Lean Investments’ Tim Jackson, and Thomas Zeltner, erstwhile vice-chair of the World Health Organisation. The London-based startup was founded in November 2015 under the name Golden Era Club by doctor Ben Maruthappu and engineer-cum-entrepreneur Marek Sacha; the digital platform […]

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Yahoo! is using machine learning to identify low-quality online ads and understand why they fail to engage users. Speaking at  London Data Fest, Yahoo!’s Director of Research Mounia Lalmas explained how her team developed a model accounting for why some advertisements work and others do not. Most of Yahoo!’s efforts, Lalmas said, are focused on native advertising, especially […]

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