In collaboration with the Home Office, this London business used its AI platform to create an algorithm that can detect Daesh propaganda online with the aim of reducing lone-wolf terrorist attacks. Founded in 2014 by Marc Warner, 34, Angie Ma, 37, and Andrew Brookes, 34, ASI has worked on more than 250 AI projects for clients including easyJet, Tesco and the BBC. It also offers data consultancy services and an eight-week boot camp to train PhDs from academia to become data scientists. It has received more than £3m in backing to date, from investors including Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn and LocalGlobe. Sales hit £3.4m in 2018, and the company is planning further growth via expansion in Asia.
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