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Deepmind purchase said to be in the region of $400 million

Google's spending spree looks like it's continuing, with the reported $400 million purchase of a London based artificial intelligence company you've likely never heard of. But, just because Deepmind isn't a household name, doesn't mean there isn't some serious talent behind it.

The acquisition was first reported, and then confirmed later, by re/code, who's sources said that this is an artificial intelligence and talent led acquisition, led by Google CEO Larry Page himself. Deepmind's business is largely unknown, but the company's website describes it as combining "the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms."

Quite what Google has in mind only time will tell, but it'll be a lot of fun finding out. 

Source: re/code


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Google reportedly acquires artificial intelligence company you've never heard of


Google's slowly taking over everything.

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Skynet,, coming to a planet near you soon!!!!!

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Paranoid fools.
What Google wants to build is the Star Trek computer. Quite a few of their engineers are on record on that. A system that can answer questions intelligently.

Thanks to free markets, you don't have to buy a Google device/product or use their services if you wish not to.

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If this was Apple acquiring the company nobody would be making suspicious posts like right now with Google.

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C'mon guys, we have to think of a big project or company that we can start right away, you know, something that will grab Google's attention while they're still on their shopping spree.

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First Big Dog now this. 2016 will be the T-800 Schwarzenegger edition.

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"Reportedly"? Sounds like they did. And who is the talent behind the company that you refer to? And two inexcusable and poorly written sentences out of a very short article.

Not good AC.

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". . . the company to which you refer."
One poorly written sentence in such a short post . . . ;)


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So first they purchase a robotics company then an AI company, so how long before they reveal GLaDOS?

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I put my money on Smart Cars.

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