Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
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Apple is planning to gather its users’ iCloud data to improve virtual assistant Siri’s voice-recognition capabilities. Last week, in a disclaimer attached to the iOS 10.3 beta update, the company explained that accessing those data would “allow Apple to improve intelligent features and services such as Siri.” Users that accept the new feature can still deactivate it at any […]

Apple is tipped to be finally joining the Partnership on AI— a club of tech giants researching artificial intelligence, launched in September 2016 by Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Microsoft, and IBM. The group’s stated goals are “to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform […]

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 […]

Apple has published its first scientific study on artificial intelligence, staying true to its recent promise to get more public about its AI research. The paper—titled Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training—  deals with machine vision and was published on the non-peer-reviewed academic platform arXiv on December 22. The six authors of the […]

Apple’s latest purchase is a Finnish company specialised in mapping indoor spaces. According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based tech titan has acquired Indoor.io, in a bid to enhance its mapping app’s accuracy and challenge Google’s increasing dominance in the sector. The value of the deal is still unknown. Indoor.io’s technology, if incorporated in Apple’s devices, would make […]

South Korean mobile colossus Samsung announced the acquisition of  Viv, a personal assistant startup founded by three of the inventors of Apple’s Siri. Silicon Valley-based Viv was launched in 2011 by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham, who had previously helped bringing about the iconic virtual servant dwelling in every iPhone. The financial terms of the […]

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