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How Queen's Belfast became the UK's best spinout university

How Queen's Belfast became the UK's best spinout university

Queen’s University Belfast has been ranked the most effective university in the UK at commercialising academic research, beating the innovation powerhouses in Oxford, Cambridge and across London to the top spot. The rankings were compiled by Octopus Ventures, a European venture capital firm, by calculating each university’s production of intellectual property, creation of spinout companies and the successful exits of those spinout companies relative...

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Housing minister announces plans to boost UK proptech sector with data

Housing minister Esther McVey has announced plans to “bring about a digital revolution in the property sector” by opening up local data to UK proptech firms. The Conservative MP for Tatton yesterday pledged to open up Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) data including energy performance certificates and square footage information on properties and introduce a national index of all...

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Daniel Hulme has a plan to beat the limitations of machine learning

Almost every business today seems to be deploying artificial intelligence. Analyst house Gartner believes that by 2020, it will be pervasive in almost every new software product and service. But how many companies have an effective AI system in production? According to Satalia CEO Daniel Hulme, the answer is none. Image credit: WCIT “Nobody’s doing AI,” Hulme argued at the WCIT conference...

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Daniel Hulme has a plan to beat the limitations of machine learning

Almost every business today seems to be deploying artificial intelligence. Analyst house Gartner believes that by 2020, it will be pervasive in almost every new software product and service. But how many companies have an effective AI system in production? According to Satalia CEO Daniel Hulme, the answer is none. Image credit: WCIT “Nobody’s doing AI,” Hulme argued at the WCIT conference...

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Daniel Hulme has a plan to beat the limitations of machine learning

Almost every business today seems to be deploying artificial intelligence. Analyst house Gartner believes that by 2020, it will be pervasive in almost every new software product and service. But how many companies have an effective AI system in production? According to Satalia CEO Daniel Hulme, the answer is none. Image credit: WCIT “Nobody’s doing AI,” Hulme argued at the WCIT conference...

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Govtech startups to watch in the UK

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Govtech startups to watch in the UK

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DeepMind timeline: The history of the UK's pioneering AI firm

DeepMind’s efforts to achieve artificial general intelligence have won the firm both plaudits and critics since it was founded in 2010. The firm’s research into deep learning techniques convinced the search engine giant Google to spend £400 million on the company in 2014, but it has since incurred heavy losses and while its scientific discoveries have earned...

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Culture Crossover: Interactive Filmmaking Lab adds immersion to movies

In our Culture Crossover series we pick up examples of projects that delightfully bridge the worlds of technology and culture. We’ll be reviewing exhibitions, giving you a heads up on cultural events or talks coming up in the UK and highlighting the best techy art. To read more instalments of Culture Crossover click here. © Polina Zioga, Paul Chapman,...

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