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Big data, robotics and AI fuelling VC investment in London

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Cutting-edge, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and big data are among the fastest growing areas for investment according to analysis of venture capital flows into London's tech sector carried out by the founders of London Tech Week.



How Google Is Using Machine Learning to Fight Malaria

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Tuesday is World Malaria Day. The global health community and a coalition of public-private initiatives has successfully begun taming the scourge, with a 21% decrease in its global incidence between 2010 and 2015; still, there were 212 million malaria cases worldwide and the mortality rate from the disease was 29% in 2015, according to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) figures.


Will.i.am reveals his artificial intelligence insights and why he sees it as a human companion rather than rival

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Will.i.am, the music performer, producer and TV star has offered his take on the future of artificial intelligence (AI), claiming that he sees it as'a companion' for advancement of the human race which will overcome the issue of it replacing jobs.


AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets

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What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? Unsurprisingly, they're after access to data.


13 AI tools all developers need to try

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Christina is audience development editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech start-up specialising in mobile apps. She has a keen interest in the mobile platform and innovative tech.


Amazon is interested in self-driving vehicles, too

Engadget

Apple and Alphabet aren't the only tech heavyweights branching out into self-driving vehicle technology. Amazon wants in on the action, too. Wall Street Journal sources hear that Amazon formed a small (roughly 12 people) team about a year ago to explore the possibilities of autonomous vehicles. This doesn't guarantee you'll see Amazon-made driverless vans roaming the streets, to be clear. Rather, the group is an "in-house think tank" looking at ways to take advantage of self-driving tech for the company's online shopping business. With that said, smarter delivery vehicles are a real possibility.


Machine Learning in Security: 4 Factors to Consider

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There's a good chance you've considered the implications of machine learning for your security team. As data increases, the skill gap widens, and hackers' strategies get more complex, businesses struggle to detect and address cyberattacks.


What would an AI make you for dinner? – tech podcast

The Guardian

Janelle Shane is a research scientist who trained a neural networks to study human recipes, and come up with some of its own.