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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's slowly taking over everything.

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LeroyRJR says:

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

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JimBen73 says:

And so it begins

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brendilon says:

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.

jrsharp70 says:

Richard, read the last sentence of the first paragraph again.

mssca says:

Thanks to free markets, Google will be bigger than the government. Yay!

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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hmmm says:

They paid too much. Grats to the company that got bought out.

MartyDel says:

In mean, In Google We Trust

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Zig261 says:

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

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kcerica says:

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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mech1164 says:

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

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hodan says:

"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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revtech says:

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



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Paola1993 says:

I'd like to go shopping like Google does.

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SmItH197 says:

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

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DWR_31 says:

I put my money on Smart Cars.

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Chanlion says:

Boston Dynamics and now artificial intelligence? Put one and one together.

RPGX400 says:

I read it as Deepthought instead of Deepmind

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wow google, clean your sign

gamefreak715 says:

Does their sign really look that awful? I'd bet they can afford something better.

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