A list of AI companies in Cambridge
The ‘other’ revered and top university city, Cambridge, is a burgeoning mini-centre for artificial intelligence and machine learning startups. The “Silicon Fen” is the name given to the scene, including the AI scene within the Cambridge region as whole. Although, sadly no-one outside of Cambridge or Wikipedia actually calls it Silicon Fen, for fear of sounding like a plonker. Regardless - Cambridge is home to a large cluster of high-tech businesses focusing on AI, software, electronics and biotechnology - the biggest ones being Arm and AstraZeneca. The interest in technology started with Sinclair Research and Acorn Computers.
Cambridge has indeed been dubbed the UK's next Silicon Valley simply for the level of cash that flows in and out of the place. Tech investment in the Varsity city reached figures of more than £3,361 per head in 2019, exceeding London by almost 3x as much. Looking to work there in AI or Data Science?
Let’s take a quick look:
Quantum computing + AI = CQC takes over the world hahah-oh?
Cambridge Quantum Computing, or CQC, is truly one of the most exciting - if not shrouded in awe-making mystery - businesses that are actively researching and profiting from quantum computing. Yes, quantum computing “isn’t'' artificial intelligence by the most binary (pun intended) computation we could write with for this article. However, as CQC are actively showcasing in their latest announcements, the use of applied quantum computing beyond research is already reaping benefits in non-binary cryptography. In a quote from their Medium blog, we can learn that their security solutions: “rel[y] on the intrinsic randomness of quantum-mechanical systems.” Most recently, CQC began an AI-based venture into QNLP. That stands for Quantum Natural Language processing, which is an entirely new concept in the world of NLP. The hopes that quantum-based natural language processing will far exceed the machine-computation efforts of BERT, GPT 3 and others, by being able to better simulate the ‘doubt and randomness’ of how humans compose their ideas and thoughts using language.
Going Wireless With Your Headphones
Working at the bleeding edge of healthtech, AI and phenotypic datasets to help build the precision medicines of tomorrow does sound cool. Seven Bridges Genomics - or just Seven Bridges - is both an AI and healthtech company creating groundbreaking frameworks that aid health research - particularly, enabling researchers to better study the health data of understudied populations from around the world. (Yep, you guessed right - this is platform tech that will help us better understand precision medicine delivery for ethnicities that aren't European or white, who have enjoyed this type of healthcare privilege for generations).
Seven Bridges is the first to offer a practical, scalable and accurate graph-based bioinformatics solution that effectively leverages known genomic variations of interest, successfully moving away from the more restrictive methods of linear analysis, instead using pan-genome graph references for next level research in the field.
AI Fighting FraudOnline
Featurespace™ is, by analogy, the ‘Batman of financial crime AI’ (If we’re saying Silicon Fen, we can say Batman of AI). Anyway, Featurespace is a leading force in Enterprise Financial Crime prevention for fraud and Anti-Money Laundering. So if working in a fintech-focused AI business sounds fun, Featurespace is one of the very best places to be in the UK for it.
They invented what they call Adaptive Behavioral Analytics and created the ARIC™ platform, which is real-time machine learning software that risk scores events in more than 180 countries to prevent fraud and financial crime. ARIC Risk Hub uses advanced, explainable anomaly detection to enable financial institutions to automatically identify risk, catch new fraud attacks and identify suspicious activity in real time. And if you have more than passing fancy in crypto - good news: they work in this field too.
Cambridge solves self-driving mobility problems with AI
FiveAI's mission is to reduce the footprint of private cars in urban areas. They're also developing a platform to help with the congestion problem on public transportation. The company was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Their platform is designed for Autonomous Vehicles, and built with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence to eventually ensure the maintenance of self-autonomous software used within self-driving cars.
FiveAI pride themselves on being focused on designing the next best software to address the most under-solved challenges when it comes to self-driving cars and vehicles.
AI and Data Science Jobs in Cambridge
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