Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017.
£ 360.486 Million
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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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The movies Netflix recommends, the advertisement we are shown after a Google search, the random song Spotify plays next. Most of these things are automatically “decided” by algorithms, and we know that. But have you ever stopped to think what is the rationale behind those choices— why Netflix’s algorithm went for Moonrise Kingdom instead of […]

"HAL, could you please explain me why you didn't open the pod bay doors?" (image via bit.ly/2bBOt8P)
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Online education platform Udacity teamed up with IBM  to launch an online degree programme in Artificial Intelligence. The “Nanodegree” was announced this morning on the companies’ websites. The 13-week course will open in early 2017 and it will give students a full rundown on AI’s hottest realms: from gaming, to computer vision, probabilistic inference, cognitive […]

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Researchers in Britain and the US have created an Artificial Intelligence able to predict the result of hundreds of cases heard before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR.) The system predicted the right verdict with a 79 percent accuracy, using machine learning and natural language processing. Researchers at UCL and at the universities of Sheffield and Pennsylvania […]

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