Google acquires Artificial Intelligence startup DeepMind
Robots of the future
Google's goal of creating a new generation robots seems to be making headway after the recent purchase of Boston Dynamics, the company has now also acquired artificial intelligence startup DeepMind for $400 million, according to a source.
DeepMind was founded by neuroscientist Demis Hassabis, Skype and Kazaa developer Jaan Tallin, and researcher Shane Legg, and according to profiles on LinkedIn, the company is around 3 years old.
DeepMind's website currently only has a landing page, stating, "DeepMind is a cutting edge artificial intelligence company. We combine the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms."
No doubt Google will only hire the best in the industry to help create its new robots for the future, the acquisition of DeepMind will help Google compete against other major tech companies and gain business advantages by focusing on learning and developing a variety of approaches to AI.