Google ventures further into AI

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The artificial intelligence (AI) firm, DeepMind Technologies has been bought by the search engine giant, Google for $400m. The London-based company was set up just two years ago by neuroscientist and former young chess prodigy, Dennis Hassabis. It focuses on the development and application of general AI.

The acquisition of yet another company based within the field of AI comes as no surprise; in December of last year Google added eight new companies to its empire, all specialising in some form of AI.

Google has given no official reason for the purchase. But the fact that DeepMind Technologies recently filed two US patents, which could be used in developing Google’s image search system just might have something to do with it!

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6 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Raptor's Logbook and commented:
    Although I find the development of artificial technology extremely interesting to say the least, I am a little disappointed that it costs such an incredibly large sum of money to create. It seems almost as though of there was some way to successfully lower the financial burden of developing AI, it would actually be improved in a more timely manner. Any thoughts on this anyone?

    • The fact that artificial intelligence (AI) is still a relatively new industry and that software licensing remains expensive has meant that venturing into the field of AI has been impractical for many mid-size enterprises. But as the technology advances, the industry is opening its doors to a wider market, one that can now afford to work with and invest in, AI. This will hopefully result in more advancements and further developments, making AI more cost-effective industry.
      Thanks for the reblog. Very much appreciated. SBS

      • That could not have been said better. And as the development of artificial intelligence progresses and as this technology becomes more efficient, it should become both more cost effective and more commonplace in our everyday lives. The Science Behind Science, you are an extremely informative blog and, personally, I look forward to being a long-term reader. Thanks for the good read!

        Raptor

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