Innovations of AlphaGo

One of the great promises of AI is its potential to help us unearth new knowledge in complex domains. Weve already seen exciting glimpses of this, when our algorithms found ways to dramatically improve energy use in data centres – as well as of course with our program AlphaGo.Read More

Open sourcing Sonnet – a new library for constructing neural networks

Its now nearly a year since DeepMind made the decision to switch the entire research organisation to using TensorFlow (TF). Its proven to be a good choice – many of our models learn significantly faster, and the built-in features for distributed training have hugely simplified our code. Along the way, we found that the flexibility and adaptiveness of TF lends itself to building higher level frameworks for specific purposes, and weve written one for quickly building neural network modules with TF. We are actively developing this codebase, but what we have so far fits our research needs well, and were excited to announce that today we are open sourcing it. We call this framework Sonnet.Read More