What is DeepMind?

What is DeepMind?

DeepMind is a British artificial intelligence startup founded by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman in September 2010.

DeepMind is the world leader in artificial intelligence and acquired by Google in 2014 for $500 million. Later renamed to Google’s DeepMind.

This startup created a neural network that learns how to play video games in a fashion similar to that of humans.

In 2014, DeepMind received the “Company of the Year” award by Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

In 2015, a computer go game called AlphaGo, powered by DeepMind’s AI Algorithm. In the history of world, for the first time an AI defeated professional European Go player champion Fan Hui for five to zero.

The company became so popular in 2016 after its AlphaGo program defeated a human professional Go player for the first time.

Recently in 2017, AlphaGo defeated Ke Jie (who held the No.1 ranking at that time consecutively for 2 years) in the summit held by Future of Go. After this match AlphaGo became No.1 go player and retired in style. DeepMind is disbanding the team that worked on the game while continuing AI research in other areas.

DeepMind unveiled a new industry-specific program called DeepMind Health.

Later this year, DeepMind launches a new research team to establish an Ethics Committee for Artificial Intelligence called DeepMind Ethics & Society.

Read More: Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

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