Google DeepMind Teams Up with Oxford University

DeepMind acquired startup by Google for 500M$ established a new collaboration with University of Oxford. The news is announced by Demis Hassabis, co-founder of DeepMind and VP of engineering at Google from a blog-post [1]. Deep learning researchers Prof Nando de Freitas, Prof Phil Blunsom, Dr Edward Grefenstette and Dr Karl Moritz Hermann, from University of Oxford, who teamed up earlier this year to co-found Dark Blue Labs, are hired by DeepMind. Also Dr Karen Simonyan, Max Jaderberg and Prof Andrew Zisserman, one of the world’s foremost experts on computer vision systems, and they recently have a start-up called Vision Factory will join DeepMind from University of Oxford[1,2].

The three professors hired by DeepMind are holding joint appointments at Oxford University where they will continue to spend part of their time. 

[1]Teaming up with Oxford University on Artificial Intelligence, http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.be/2014/10/teaming-up-with-oxford-university-on.html, Last retrieved on: 24-10-2014.

[2]Google’s DeepMind Acqui-Hires Two AI Teams In The UK, Partners With Oxford, http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/23/googles-deepmind-acqui-hires-two-ai-teams-in-the-uk-partners-with-oxford/, Last Retrieved on: 24-10-2014.

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