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Content posted in August 2017
NHS Data Could Be Given the AI Treatment
Phil Oakley  
8/31/2017   1 comment
A government review has indicated that the data the NHS generates could be used for analytics and AI purposes, to improve patient care and research new drugs and treatments.
AI Startup Databricks Raises $144M in Series D Round
Phil Oakley  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
AI and data science startup has raised $144 million in funding to continue development of its data analytics platform and make AI approachable for everyone.
Google Aims to Bring AR to 100M Devices by End of 2017
Phil Oakley  
8/30/2017   2 comments
Google's ARCore SDK aims to bring AR to 100 million Android devices by the end of 2017.
Startup Profile: bubble
Phil Oakley  
8/30/2017   2 comments
London-based startup bubble is here to shake up the childcare market with a gig economy-based app.
Slacking? Meet Flock & Its Productivity Promise
Phil Oakley  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
Productivity is constantly a hot topic in today's world, so an app that promises to increase it by up to 60% is going to attract attention. Meet Flock.
At Last! London Gets Its Chief Digital Officer -- Theo Blackwell
Phil Oakley  
8/25/2017   1 comment
Theo Blackwell, cabinet member for finance, technology and growth at Camden Council, and Policy Fellow at Public.io, is London's first ever Chief Digital Officer.
AI Can Detect Dementia Two Years Before Symptoms Show
Phil Oakley  
8/24/2017   1 comment
A team of researchers from McGill University in Montreal has developed a machine learning algorithm that can detect signs of dementia two years before symptoms start to show.
Does Everyone Think AI Should Be Regulated?
TechX365 News  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
According to our initial community poll results, the answer is 'Yes'!
Sport Tech Startup Incubator to Launch in London
Phil Oakley  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
London Sport has backed a new startup incubator, Sport Tech Hub, focused on incubating sport-focused tech startups based in London.
Startup Profile: EdGE Networks
Phil Oakley  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
EdGE Networks is building next-generation human resources tools, which use artificial intelligence and data science capabilities to make recommendations about employees.
Not All About Tech: Other Areas Need Investment Too
TechX365 News  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Matthew Cushen from Worth Capital discusses how sectors other than tech, such as the film and dining industries, need investment too.
Why is London a Global Leader in Fintech?
Phil Oakley  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
We ask six leaders of London-based fintech companies for their views on why the city is a world leader in fintech.
Musk And Other AI Experts Call for Ban on Autonomous Weapons
Phil Oakley  
8/21/2017   Post a comment
Elon Musk and 116 other AI experts and leaders from around the world have signed an open letter to the United Nations, calling for a ban on the use of autonomous weapons in warfare.
Poll: Should AI Be Regulated?
Phil Oakley  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence (AI) should be regulated. Do you agree?
New Funding, Management Give SoundCloud a New Lease on Life
Phil Oakley  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
SoundCloud will continue as an independent company after investors agreed to inject more money, as CEO Alex Ljung steps aside.
Why AI-Driven Reviews Make Us Better Decision Makers
Paul Greatbatch  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
Paul Greatbatch, technical director at online reviews company Feefo, explains why AI-powered reviews make for better decision making.
London Tech Week 2017 Highlights
TechX365 Video  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
London Tech Week 2017 saw an incredible 48,170 attendees from 93 countries visit 219 events across the city over five days, 12-16 June. Check out the highlights from the week!
Global Spending on Cybersecurity to Reach $86.4B in 2017 – Gartner
Phil Oakley  
8/16/2017   Post a comment
Industry research firm Gartner has projected that global spending on cybersecurity will reach $86.4 billion by the end of 2017.
Startup Profile: imin
Phil Oakley  
8/16/2017   Post a comment
imin, an east London startup, is using open data to change how people think about and book physical activity sessions at their local gym, leisure center, football pitch or swimming pool.
Apple's Pal Asynchrony Labs Sets Up Shop in London
Phil Oakley  
8/16/2017   Post a comment
Apple R&D partner Asynchrony Labs has announced it has opened its European headquarters in London's Canary Wharf business district.
Digital Transformation: What It Means for the Workplace
Phil Oakley  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
UK recruitment firm Robert Half has published a report on how the executive suite and workforce in general is changing with the addition of automation, big data and analytics.
Meet Eva: London-Based Automata Is Building the Robot Arm of the Future
Phil Oakley  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
London-based startup Automata is building a cheap, hackable, lightweight robot arm that aims to bring automation to small businesses across the world. Come and meet Eva.
AI Wins Again: OpenAI Bot Beats Pro Player at Dota 2
Phil Oakley  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
A bot created by Elon Musk's startup, OpenAI, has defeated one of the world's top pro players at Dota 2, the most popular online game in the world.
Report Highlights Impact of AI on Consumer Experience
Phil Oakley  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
RocketSpace, AT&T and Ericsson have produced a report on how AI will influence the consumer market.
More Human Than We Thought: AI Can Form Word Association Bias Too
Phil Oakley  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Researchers have found that AI and machine learning systems form word association bias from the datasets from which they learn.
Fintech Startup Glint Raises £3.1M
Phil Oakley  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
London-based Glint is creating a global currency using gold.
Startup Profile: mitte®
Phil Oakley  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
Berlin based mitte® is developing a cloud-connected water purifier, for safer and purer drinking water for everyone, in partnership with water.org.
Meet the Eight Startups in Verizon's New Media Startup Accelerator
Phil Oakley  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
Major US communications service provider Verizon, with advertising company partner R/GA, has selected the eight startups that will take part in its media startup accelerator, the 'Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio.'
WeWork Invests $500M In Asian Expansion
Phil Oakley  
8/8/2017   Post a comment
Co-working company WeWork is investing $500 million in a new entity that will fuel its expansion in South East Asia and Korea.
UK Seeks Feedback on Post-Brexit Startup Fund Plan
Phil Oakley  
8/7/2017   Post a comment
A UK government consultation aims to identify ways in which startups and scale-ups can be better supported in their bid to become global companies.
Startups Must Stop Blowing Up the AI Hype-Bubble
Mark Holmes  
8/7/2017   Post a comment
Mark Holmes, CEO of Waymark Tech, says that we need to stop blowing AI out of proportion, or face the consequences.
Elon Musk Might Build a Hyperloop Network After All
Phil Oakley  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Tesla's Elon Musk seemingly isn't busy enough: He reportedly plans to build an underground hyperloop network, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Daimler Funds Personal Aircraft Company Volocopter With $30M
Phil Oakley  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Stuttgart-based Volocopter, which is building a small, electric, personal aircraft, has received a US$30 million cash injection from a group of investors that includes Daimler.
Snap in Talks to Buy Chinese-Based Drone Startup – Report
Phil Oakley  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
Snap, the maker of Snapchat, is reportedly in talks to acquire Zero Zero Robotics, which develops a popular drone used to take selfies and videos at eye level.




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