A Canadian AI startup has announced that its UK headquarters will be based in Leeds.

Toronto based Scaled Insights has previously collaborated with the city’s University of Leeds to develop and perfect ‘neural net’ algorithms, which mimic the human brain.

It has also signed an agreement with Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, to co-create studies to help patient care both locally and internationally.

“I’m delighted to announce the formation of our UK company,” said Stuart Sherman, CEO and founder of Scaled Insights.

The startup will work with Health Education England and the University of Leeds’ Institute of Medical Education in using big data to understand how to offer better training to medical students.

“We looked at a number of locations across the UK and chose Leeds. We are excited about the digital, data and creative strengths of the Leeds City Region,” added Sherman.

“Having collaborated extensively with several faculties and leading researchers at the University of Leeds, we are delighted to broaden our research and development activities in partnership with them and the Research and Innovation Centre at the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust.”

“We are excited about the digital, data and creative strengths of the Leeds City Region.”

“It’s clear that Leeds is enjoying significant growth, particularly in Fintech and Medtech, which is a testament to the city’s ambitions.”