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No more electronic ‘loose change’: innovative fintech charity payment scheme launched today across 6,000 UK schools
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Battle of the bots: How your AI can compete by meeting consumers’ needs
posted on January 16, 2017

Sebastien Reeve, director of product management at Nuance Communications, explores why tech firms need to tailor their AI technology to the needs of the consumer to succeed.

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AI startup Cytora gets £2.4m in Series A funding round led by Parkwalk
posted on January 12, 2017

Three year old AI startup Cytora has raised £2.4m in Series A funding in a round led by Parkwalk.

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Here’s how you can make AI more accessible to consumers
posted on January 12, 2017

Yariella Coello, head of consultancy at data science and intelligent marketing company Profusion, discusses how tech companies can describe complex subjects like artificial intelligence to everyday consumers.

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Top tech stats: 76% of businesses want increased government support, consumers embrace AI & more
posted on January 8, 2017

Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

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LegalTech startup Luminance valued at $20m following investment from Talis Capital
posted on December 15, 2016

Luminance, an AI-powered platform that seeks to disrupt the legal due diligence process, has received an undisclosed sum of funding from Talis Capital, valuing the company at more than $20m.

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AI startup Signal Media raises £5.8m Series A
posted on December 13, 2016

Signal Media, an AI-powered news monitoring resource, has raised a £5.8m Series A round.

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ARM Holdings, Swiftkey, Magic Pony and Encription: A year in UK tech acquisitions
posted on November 24, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez rounds up some of the UK’s top tech acquisitions to have taken place this year.

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Report: UK government needs to figure out how to handle AI’s social and ethical implications
posted on October 12, 2016

The UK government needs to develop a strategy to help citizens deal with the social and ethical dilemmas posed by AI, says a new report.

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Founders Factory lands multimillion pound investment to nurture AI startups
posted on October 10, 2016

Founders Factory has received a ‘multimillion pound’ investment from Chinese private equity firm CSC Group to help it nurture AI talent in Europe and China.

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Investing in artificial intelligence: What’s all the fuss about?
posted on July 20, 2016

Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities of our time, argues Nathan Benaich, an investor at London-based investment firm Playfair Capital. While the field has gone through two cycles of bull (‘50s-’70s and ‘80s) and bear (‘70s and ‘97-’93) markets, where expectations were hyped up only to eventually fall short of their…

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FiveAI closes $2.7m equity funding round
posted on July 13, 2016

FiveAI, which is leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate the arrival of autonomous vehicles, has announced the closure of a $2.7m equity funding round. The round, led by Amadeus Capital Partners, also drew support from Spring Partners and Notion Capital. According to a statement, the company will use the money to grow its…

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AI and healthcare: An analytics revolution
posted on July 8, 2016

Todor Primov, life sciences product manager at Ontotext, discusses some of the ways artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the face of healthcare. A common joke among certain circles is that AI can be defined as “whatever we haven’t done yet”. While the current popularity of AI among investors, startups and the wider media is unparalleled,…

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PM Theresa May to reveal Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to support UK tech
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Tech for good

Here’s how tech for good startups can maximise their chances of getting funded
posted 6 hours ago

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Habito lands £5.5m in Series A round led by Silicon Valley’s Ribbit Capital
posted 13 hours ago

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Amit Gudka, co-founder of Bulb, on the biggest misconceptions of startup life and his proudest moment so far
posted on January 22, 2017

Reports

Top tech stats: HealthTech investments trends, AI within business & more
posted on January 21, 2017

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AI and the legal sector: Opportunities, challenges and predictions
posted on January 20, 2017