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

There is growing evidence that Facebook is warming up to take on smart virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home with its own voice-powered product. Business Insider and The Next Web uncovered some strings of code buried deep in Facebook’s mobile app, which seem to be the infrastructure for a dormant voice assistant […]

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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 […]

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In June, Amazon announced its acquisition of supermarket chain Whole Foods. Now, Amazon’s tech rival Alphabet is teaming up with Whole Foods’ competitor Walmart in order to dent Amazon’s online shopping empire. Alphabet’s subsidiary Google has announced in a blogpost that its users will now be able to buy Walmart products through Google’s shopping app […]

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