Artificial Intelligence – Some highlights from 2016

2016 has been a big year for Artificial Intelligence. Taking over from the Internet of Things as “Most Talked About Tech of The Year”, this represents a set of technologies that will clearly have significant  long-term implications for how we work, buy products and consume services. This explosion is made possible by the convergence of three trends: The massive growth in data availability in every field of human endeavour, a renewed interest in the algorithms underpinning artificial intelligence, and the plummeting cost … Read more…

Venture funding for London tech start-ups doubles

A recent report in the Financial Times claimed that venture funding for London-based start-ups reached $1.4bn in 2014, double the amount in the previous year and twenty times that four years ago. This represents 65% of the UK’s $2.2 tech venture funding last year. Venture capital funding of London tech start-ups doubles – FT.com Clearly an impressive growth, though according to Deloitte, the UK still lags behind the US, Germany, Canada and Israel in terms of VC confidence.   The … Read more…