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