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DeepMind Technologies Ltd. is a firm based in the United Kingdom that works on artificial intelligence problems. DeepMind has been acquired by Google, and is now part of the Google Alphabet group.
Founded in 2010, DeepMind was acquired by Google in 2014. In 2016, the company revealed that one of its programs was able to beat a human player at the game of Go, which is one of the most complex games used in gaming theory to develop deep learning and artificial intelligence paradigms.
DeepMind was founded by Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman and Shane Legg. It now has a new ethics board that is supposed to be studying how ethics can be applied to artificial intelligence to prevent any negative effect of a superintelligence being able to break free from human control – however, this is generating some concern, since Google refuses to disclose who is on the ethics board.
The work of DeepMind is very instructive to the artificial intelligence development in many ways. Companies are studying how they can replicate certain aspects of machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence tools for business intelligence development, cybersecurity, customer relationships and much more. At the same time, experts and a large community of advocates are looking at how to advance the idea of applying ethics to artificial intelligence.