Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 342.935 Million
machine learning
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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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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the company he helms is going to spend $250 million on developing self-driving cars over the next couple of years. The revelation was made during a speech at Los Angeles Auto Show Automobility. While the sum is considerable, it is safe to assume the semiconductors giant will mostly focus on […]

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The UK’s Government Office for Science has released a new report exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning might be used to innovate governance. The report was authored by Chief Scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport,  and it looks into how the government could resort to emerging technologies to improve data analysis, guide decision making  and […]

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Sea cows are not exactly small animals, but they can be hard to spot when they roam across the ocean. That is bad news for scientist trying to protect these endangered marine mammals from looming extinction: any conservation programme worth its salt starts from keeping track of how animal populations migrate and change over time. That is a […]

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Artificial Intelligence pioneer Jürgen Schmidhuber thinks earthling Artificial Intelligence is bound to conquer the Milky Way after building millions of autonomous factories in our solar system. Speaking at the WIRED 2016 event in London, the German computer scientist behind recurrent neural networks said smart machines will push us aside and go on independently to reclaim their role as […]

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