The UK is about to become a world leader in artificial intelligence

With the news that Magic Pony has been acquired by Twitter, we are witnessing a crucial turning point – five of the world’s biggest technology companies have now purchased UK-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies. See Magic Pony Technology and Twitter, SwiftKey and Microsoft, VocalIQ and Apple, DeepMind and Google, and Evi and Amazon. Over the coming days and weeks, we will undoubtedly read plenty of thought pieces pointing to the UK as the epicentre of artificial intelligence technical talent, with questions asked about how the UK is creating skills the tech giants cannot yet find in their own Silicon Valley backyard. However, I am more excited about looking forward and considering what these acquisitions mean for the European technology market from a global perspective. Read more: Twitter just acquired a…


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