39. ASI Data Science

The start-up training top brands on how to use the latest in artificial intelligence

Founders: Marc Warner, Angie Ma and Andrew Brookes
February 2014

At the forefront of “one of the biggest transformational opportunities of the 21st century”, ASI Data Science provides consultancy and training for businesses seeking to utilise artificial intelligence (AI).

Counting the likes of easyJet, BBC, Siemens, and Tesco as clients, the London-based start-up has completed over 150 projects since its launch three years ago, and has raised £1.5m in investment to date. Impressively, Jaan Tallinn, an early developer of Skype, is among its backers.

The start-up was founded by Marc Warner, Angie Ma and Andrew Brookes; a trio which boast impressive back stories with their collective intelligence well documented.

Warner holds a PhD in quantum computing and held a research fellowship in physics at Harvard University, Ma founded Data Science Lab and holds a PhD in physics, while Brookes has over 10 years’ experience as a computer scientist.

Alongside its consulting and training, the start-up has also created Sherlock ML – a platform that allows businesses to cost effectively store and process large amounts of data, and data scientists share analyse, collaborate and distribute their learnings.

While ASI’s offering is impressive, the business also goes one step further by helping PhD students make the transition from academia to industry. The business provides an eight-week training and placement programme to help quantitative PhD students to become data scientists or data engineers.

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With the AI market set to achieve a staggering $16bn in value by 2022, according to Research and Markets, ASI Data Science is a business worth watching…


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