Our collaborations with academia to advance the field of AI

When I was studying in the mid-90s as an undergraduate, there was very little active engagement between the academic communities pushing the boundaries of maths and science, and the industries that many students ended up going into, such as finance. This struck me as a missed opportunity. While private institutions benefited from the technological advances being driven by university researchers, the subsequent breakthroughs they made were rarely shared for mutual benefit between the two.Read More

DeepMind’s work in 2016: a round-up

In a world of fiercely complex, emergent, and hard-to-master systems – from our climate to the diseases we strive to conquer – we believe that intelligent programs will help unearth new scientific knowledge that we can use for social benefit. To achieve this, we believe well need general-purpose learning systems that are capable of developing their own understanding of a problem from scratch, and of using this to identify patterns and breakthroughs that we might otherwise miss. This is the focus of our long-term research mission at DeepMind.Read More