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 [...]

Google Acquires Deep Mind

Google is acquiring an AI startup called DeepMind for more than 500 million dollars[1,2]. Deep mind has recently hired several deep learning experts and recent graduates from Geoffrey Hinton’s, Yann Lecun’s, Yoshua Bengio’s and Jurgen Schmidhuber’s groups. One of the co-founders of DeepMind, Shane Legg was a PhD student at IDSIA.  According to [2] Google and [...]

Yahoo Acquires Startup LookFlow To Work On Flickr And ‘Deep Learning’

LookFlow, a startup that describes itself as “an entirely new way to explore images you love,” just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo and will be joining the Flickr team[1,2,3]. The company is cofounded by Bobby Jaros and Simon Osindero. Their company was utilizing deep learning techniques for image recognition problems[1,2].

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