Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
£ 5.640 Million
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Researchers at Google’s DeepMind Health have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) able to spot symptoms of acute kidney injury (AKI) 48 hours before doctors. The study, which was published in the journal Nature last week, describes how the AI uses inputs such as blood tests, heart rates and blood pressure to perform its calculations. DeepMind fed the AI […]

British companies not investing in artificial intelligence (AI) may risk losing 20 per cent of their cash flow, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. As reported by The Telegraph, the new figures show AI could boost the UK economy by 22 per cent in the next decade and substantially increase companies’ productivity. […]

DeepMind’s latest AI program, AlphaFold, has proven to be the best software existing at a predicting the 3D shapes of proteins, organisers of an international conference in Cancun reported on Sunday. DeepMind’s algorithm has beaten 98 other programs, the Guardian reported. In one part of the contest, its software accurately predicted the structure of 25 out […]

A new artificial intelligence (AI) system can now identify 50 different types of eye conditions as accurately as a doctor, according to a new research published on Nature Medicine’s website. Developed by Deepmind, one of Google’s AI companies, the system is the result of the research partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London over the […]

Britain’s government has earmarked £300 million in funding to invest in Artificial Intelligence research, with the aim of making the UK a global leader in the field. More than fifty companies and organisations rallied behind the plan to develop a £1 billion deal, which was later revealed by   business secretary Greg Clark and digital […]

Ke Jie, the Go champion who pledged never to challenge an Artificial Intelligence again after being trounced by DeepMind’s AlphaGo, is going to play against a machine once more. World’s No. 1 Ke is reportedly going to pit its talent against a number of Go-playing AIs in a series of man-vs-computer encounters to be held in […]

  DeepMind has announced that the latest version of its Go-playing artificial intelligence has learnt to excel at the board game without help from humans. Alphabet-owned (but London-based) AI lab DeepMind hit the headlines last year when its programme AlphaGo defeated top-class Go player Lee Sedol; since then , the AI has repeatedly triumphed over some […]

Financial documents published on Companies House revealed just how much Alphabet-owned DeepMind spent on Artificial Intelligence research last year. The AI lab—which rose to prominence after its brainchild AlphaGo triumphed against professional Go player Lee Sedol in 2016—spent £104.8 million on “staff costs and other related costs” in 2016. The exact number of DeepMind employees is […]

Startup factory Entrepreneur First has secured £9.4 million ($12.4 million) from a string of backers led by Silicon Valley VC firm Greylock Partners, and including the cofounders of Alphabet-owned AI powerhouse DeepMind. Founded by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck in 2011, and based in London and Singapore, EF is pioneering a new type of technology […]

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