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Top tech stats: Job automation, driverless cars and much more

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Startup Weekly: Nesta’s £5m prize fund, Digital Catapult and Seedcamp’s VR cohort and much more

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FinTech startup Quantexa lands $3.3m Series A led by Albion Ventures and HSBC

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Starling Bank unveils beta as it begins roll out to first customers
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jobs automation top tech stats

Top tech stats: Job automation, driverless cars and much more
posted 6 hours ago

This week, we have statistics relating to job automation, driverless cars, UK equity investment and much more.

Alex Macpherson, Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures raises £120m to invest in UK AI startups
posted on March 22, 2017

Prominent VC Octopus Ventures has raised a £120m tech investment fund to continue supporting AI startups in the UK.

chatbot

AI and chatbots: The future of customer service
posted on March 13, 2017

Richard Stevenson, CEO of Red Box Recorders, explores how technology is changing the landscape of customer service and how developments in AI and chatbots will change the way companies interact with their customers.

cancer

Using artificial intelligence to stop cancer in its tracks
posted on March 10, 2017

Cancer is one of the UK’s biggest killers. Could artificial intelligence put a stop to this? Yessi Bello Perez investigates.

LoopMe team

London AI startup LoopMe secures $10m
posted on March 7, 2017

LoopMe, a London-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup, has secured $10m in a continuation of its Series A funding round.

Tech World Feb 2017

Tech World: Ford’s $1bn for driverless cars, Klarna buys BillPay for £60m and more
posted on February 22, 2017

Welcome to Tech World, your quick round up of the top technology news from across the globe. This month, we have Ford’s $1bn investment in driverless cars, Klarna’s £60m acquisition of BillPay, the arrest of Samsung’s vice chairman and more. For this episode’s hot topic interview, we spoke with Adrian Baschnonga from EY about smart home tech. First though, here are your top international stories.

London FinTech

Investment in UK FinTech ‘declined by more than 85%’ in 2016
posted on February 21, 2017

Investment into UK FinTech companies declined by more than 85% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a recent report by KPMG.

European Union

MEPs vote to regulate robotics and artificial intelligence
posted on February 17, 2017

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have called out for robots and artificial intelligence (AI) to be regulated.

DigitalBridge

Manchester-based retail tech startup DigitalBridge raises £700,000
posted on February 7, 2017

DigitalBridge, a home decor retail tech platform, has raised a £700,000 Seed round from a series of private investors.

Office

Can the Internet of Things make your office more secure?
posted on February 2, 2017

Nick Chowdrey, content and PR manager at In Marketing We Trust, weighs up the benefits that the IoT can bring for home and office security against the cons.

Law

The robotic revolution: How can we govern AI?
posted on January 31, 2017

In this co-authored article Peter Dickinson, partner and co-head at Mayer Brown’s Technology Transactions Practice, and Christian Higham, an associate and member, explore the challenges facing the governance of AI technology.

Doctors and nurses

5 UK tech firms using AI to transform healthcare
posted on January 30, 2017

Here are some of the UK’s most promising technology firms using AI to disrupt the healthcare industry.

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jobs automation top tech stats

Top tech stats: Job automation, driverless cars and much more
posted 6 hours ago

Startup Weekly

Startup Weekly: Nesta’s £5m prize fund, Digital Catapult and Seedcamp’s VR cohort and much more
posted on March 24, 2017

London skyline

FinTech startup Quantexa lands $3.3m Series A led by Albion Ventures and HSBC
posted on March 24, 2017

The North of England

The top tech hubs in the North of England
posted on March 24, 2017

TWIT Emily 23.03.17

A $30.4m Series B, a £120m AI fund, a Mario Kart hack and more in The Week in Tech
posted on March 24, 2017

Tech and banking

How tech is shaking up the world of banking
posted on March 23, 2017