Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017.
£ 360.486 Million
machine learning

Jigsaw, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on geopolitical challenges, has released an new tool that uses machine learning to identify and flag up toxic comments online. In a Medium post published on Thursday,  Jared Cohen —Jigsaw’s President and a former US Department of State operative— said that online conversations on controversial topics are marred by name-calling, hate speech and generally toxic […]

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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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The UK’s Serious Fraud Office is going to make artificial intelligence a key tool of its investigation. The SFO, a governmental department in charge of prosecuting complex cases of fraud and corruption, is reportedly turning to AI software by East-London-based company Ravn to dramatically speed up its enquiries, according to the Financial Times. Ravn’s product ACE harnesses […]

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DigitalBridge, a computer vision company that allows consumers to “try on” how home decor would look like in their homes, has closed a £700,000 investment round — and it is now about to launch its platform in partnership with a number of retailers. The new round brought together several private investors, and it was spearheaded […]

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British security company Sophos has bolstered its machine learning capabilities after the acquisition of American malware detection startup Invincea for $100 million (£80m). Further $20 million could be added to the deal depending on first year revenues. Abingdon-based Sophos believes the purchase will help it expand its presence in the  US government, healthcare and financial services sectors. The […]

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Facebook has launched a feature allowing users to search for pictures uploaded on the platform by using keywords—in a way similar to, for instance, Google Images. Rather than relying on tags, file names and related text, though, Facebook image search is built upon its computer vision technology Lumos. In other words, it does not matter whether […]

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A California company that combines Virtual Reality and data visualisation has raised $3 million (£2.3 million) in a seed round from unnamed angel investors. Pasadena-based Virtualitics has  harnessed both VR/AR technology and machine learning techniques to create a technology that allows users to  transform large batches of complex data into explorable virtual environments. Information can be rendered in […]

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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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