Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
£ 5.640 Million
microsoft

AI Software company HireVue has named Eric Boyd, CVP AI Platform at Microsoft,  to join the HireVue Board of Directors. Very enthusiastic about having Microsoft #AI executive Eric Boyd join our Board of Directors. Welcome, Eric! https://t.co/zee1HkDXac — HireVue (@hirevue) October 8, 2018 The company, which uses a combination of validated industrial/ organisational science and predictive […]

Data security software developer Hazy has bagged £750,000 ($1 million) from Microsoft’s investment unit. The company, previously known as Anon AI, will receive the fresh injection of cash after winning the Innovate AI award, a competition for disruptive and high potential AI and machine learning startups— in North America, Israel, and Europe— sponsored by M12 […]

The European Union has demanded that social media companies take more active measures to spot and remove hateful and illegal content online, strongly encouraging to adopt automated solutions. The European Commission has released a series of “guidelines and principles” that urge tech giants to building systems that can automatically detect, remove and prevent the re-upload of certain content. […]

After Zuckerberg, Gates. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s crusade to warn the world about the risks and dangers of Artificial Intelligence is not going down particularly well with his fellow techies. In the past Musk had engaged in —rather public— spats with Facebook’s CEO over the hazards posed by robots and AI. Now, Musk’s campaign is being slightly dismissed […]

Amazon and Microsoft are joining efforts to make their digital assistants Alexa and Cortana work in concert. Amazon’s voice-powered helper Alexa will now be able to access Cortana’s functions (and viceversa) through a range of different platforms. According to The New York Times, the integration between the two smart assistants should be pretty straightforward: Amazon users will […]

Snap Inc, the Los Angeles-based company that gave the world the instant videomessaging app Snapchat, is opening its European headquarters in London. In a statement, a Snap spokesperson commented on the new hub’s imminent debut explaining that “the UK’s strong creative industries make this a great place to build a global business.” The company, which is estimated […]

Google DeepMind is teaming up with game developer Blizzard to release a video-game doubling as an Artificial Intelligence testing ground. The London-based AI powerhouse is collaborating with Blizzard to adapt sci-fi game StarCraft II as an environment for AI research. Games and video-games have long been DeepMind’s tools of choices. The organisation started off in the […]

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