What Google’s DeepMind plans

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What Google’s DeepMind plans
Number 2157
Broadcast Date JANUARY 27, 2014
Episode Length 31:42
Hosts Tom Merritt
Guests Raj Deut

Raj Deut joins us to chat about Google’s AI ambitions, and check in on the PS4 Xbox One console wars a few months later.

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According to the DeepMind website, the company wants to combine the “best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.” DeepMind was founded a neuroscientist and child prodigy in chess Demis Hassabis along with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman.
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