Here’s why there are so many hot AI startups being built in the UK right now

A24/”Ex Machina””Ex Machina” stars Oscar Isaac (left) and Domhnall Gleeson (right). The UK’s AI scene is the talk of the town at the moment, with a number of significant startup exits happening over the last few years.  Evi was acquired by Amazon for a reported £18 million in 2013, DeepMind was bought by Google for around £400 million in 2014, VocalIQ was acquired by Apple for an unknown amount in 2015, and SwiftKey was bought by Microsoft for £175 million in 2016.   Saul Klein, a venture capitalist at London-based LocalGlobe, believes there are a number of factors that have led to a general surge in AI.  “Clearly this [AI] has been decades in the making,” said Klein during an interview with Business Insider at LocalGlobe’s office in King’s Cross. “There are conditions that exist now that…


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