Announcing Google DeepMind

Earlier at this time we introduced some adjustments that can speed up our progress in AI and assist us develop extra succesful AI programs safely and responsibly. Under is a recap of what DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis shared with staff:

Hello Staff

When Shane Legg and I launched DeepMind again in 2010, many individuals thought basic AI was a farfetched science fiction expertise that was a long time away from being a actuality. 

Now, we reside in a time through which AI analysis and expertise is advancing exponentially. Within the coming years, AI – and finally AGI – has the potential to drive one of many biggest social, financial and scientific transformations in historical past. 

That’s why at this time Sundar is saying that DeepMind and the Mind staff from Google Analysis will likely be becoming a member of forces as a single, targeted unit referred to as Google DeepMind. Combining our abilities and efforts will speed up our progress in the direction of a world through which AI helps clear up the largest challenges dealing with humanity, and I’m extremely excited to be main this unit and dealing with all of you to construct it. Collectively, in shut collaboration with our incredible colleagues throughout the Google Product Areas, we have now an actual alternative to ship AI analysis and merchandise that dramatically enhance the lives of billions of individuals, remodel industries, advance science, and serve various communities.

By creating Google DeepMind, I imagine we will get to that future quicker. Constructing ever extra succesful and basic AI, safely and responsibly, calls for that we clear up a few of the hardest scientific and engineering challenges of our time. For that, we have to work with higher pace, stronger collaboration and execution, and to simplify the best way we make choices to deal with attaining the largest influence.

By Google DeepMind, we’re bringing collectively our world-class expertise in AI with the computing energy, infrastructure and assets to create the following era of AI breakthroughs and merchandise throughout Google and Alphabet, and to do that in a daring and accountable method. The analysis advances from the exceptional Mind and DeepMind groups laid a lot of the foundations of the present AI trade, from Deep Reinforcement Studying to Transformers, and the work we’re going to be doing now as a part of this new mixed unit will create the following wave of world-changing breakthroughs.

Sundar, Jeff Dean, James Manyika, and I’ve constructed a incredible partnership as we’ve labored to coordinate our efforts over latest months. I’m wanting ahead to working intently with Eli Collins, who will likely be becoming a member of my leads staff as VP of Product, and Zoubin Ghahramani who will likely be becoming a member of the analysis management staff reporting to Koray Kavukcuoglu. We’re additionally creating a brand new Scientific Board for Google DeepMind to supervise analysis progress and course of the unit, which will likely be led by Koray and may have representatives from throughout the orgs. Jeff, Koray, Zoubin, Shane and myself will likely be finalising the composition of this board collectively within the coming days.

I’m positive you should have plenty of questions on what this new unit will seem like for you, your groups, and all of us, and we will likely be working onerous to offer readability for everybody as quickly as potential. Please learn Sundar’s observe, and tune in to the city corridor assembly tomorrow.

I’m thrilled to be on this journey with you and look ahead to seeing everybody quickly. 


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