Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 342.935 Million
machine learning

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 […]

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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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A city is more than the sum of its roads and buildings. Its reality is shaped by structural elements such as the quantity of green spaces it boasts; by entrenched trends, like air pollution, traffic patterns, and population density; and by contingent circumstances as, for instance, the mood and sentiment of its dwellers. Collecting this […]

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Yplan, an app that allows users to discover live events and book last-minute tickets, was acquired by lifestyle magazine publisher Time Out. The London-based startup was bought for £1.6 million, which could rise to £2 million depending on some future conditions. Rather than disbursing cash, Time Out carried out the deal by transferring 1,166,644 in […]

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Microsoft has developed a technology that is as good as a person at recognising  words in an oral conversation. The breakthrough was detailed in a paper published on Monday by  Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research team. In the study, the researchers explain how recent improvements  have brought down the system’s overall amount of mistakes— word error rate […]

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