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November 11, 2016updated 13 Jan 2017 11:44am

5 UK start-ups changing business with AI

List of five UK start-ups developing AI innovations.

By Hannah Williams

CBR looks at five UK start-ups which have been noticeably creating innovations and acquisitions in the AI market.



Industry: Scientific discovery/ Pharmaceutical R&D

Founded: 2013

CEO: Jerome Pesenti

BenevolentAI, which is based in London, is responsible for applying the AI technology in the human health and bioscience sectors.

In 2014, the company collected a total of £40 million in funding from both its existing investors and Woodford Investment Management LLP, which was then an incoming investor.

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The company is currently focused on diseases, such as neurodegeneration, orphan diseases and rare cancers, but have said it remains flexible in case any other opportunities are to arise, due to its artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

artificial-intelligenceBenevolentAI uses complex AI to look for patterns in scientific literature, already having managed to identify two potential drug targets for Alzheimer’s with the use of AI.

It also recently announced that it was the first European company to begin using deep learning AI supercomputer, NVIDIA DGX-1.


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