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

Microsoft will invest $1 billion in OpenAI, the San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research firm co-founded by Elon Musk, the companies revealed on Monday. The announcement was made by OpenAI CTO Greg Brockman on the company’s blog. In it, Brockman said the investment would support research in artificial general intelligence (AGI) — AI with the ability to […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data company Lixar has won the Microsoft AI Innovation Award for using the power of machine learning and AI “to derive insights to help their customers optimise operations, drive innovation, and deliver real value.” The announcement was made on Sunday at the Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas, the largest gathering […]

LinkedIn has acquired Drawbridge, a startup based in San Francisco that uses artificial intelligence to target specific audiences. The announcement was made by the networking and job searching platform on their blog on Tuesday. In it, LinkedIn’s vice president of product Tomer Cohen said they’re planning to use the startup’s technology to increase their Marketing […]

Microsoft has revealed its commitment and strategy to increase the growth of China’s startup ecosystem at the Microsoft for Startups Shanghai Innovation Day event today. The tech giant announced it will expand its Microsoft for Startups programme in China to optimise the startup development process by providing additional access to Microsoft resources and technologies. Thanks to this, the […]

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has endorsed privacy regulations for tech companies in a Fox News interview that aired on Sunday. “The notion that there will be privacy regulation, that makes a lot of sense,” he said. “The notion that this ability to identify anyone, that we’re going to think about how do businesses get to use […]

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! — 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. […]

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