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

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 […]

British MPs have demanded that the government come to grips with the rise of Artificial Intelligence, whose impact on society and jobs is poised to be too relevant not to deal with. A parliamentary report from Westminster’s Science and Technology Committee calls for the creation of a government-backed commission assessing the consequences of AI, and in […]

Yahoo! is not exactly going through a great period, what with the Verizon paltry buyout and the massive data hack, but it is still hell-bent on helping you spot bawdy images. Yahoo! engineering team have just open-sourced a system using convolutional neural networks (CNN) to detect “Not Suitable for Work” (NSFW) images. While, on the Internet, […]

E-commerce has a problem: it does not listen to its customers. When it started gaining momentum, in the 1990s, the great promise of online shopping was to give you more stuff, and at a cheaper price. Customer care was sacrificed on the altar of quickness and effectiveness. But as they take up an ever-increasing share […]

This time last summer, I was immersed in the world of life science and healthcare startups, and the term ‘precision medicine’ was on everyone’s mind, though not so much AI, machine learning, or deep learning. The meteoric rise of the CRISPR gene-editing technology, which allowed researchers to carry out complex genetic experiments at an unprecedented […]

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