DeepMind - Wikipedia


DeepMind Technologies is a British artificial intelligence company founded in September 2010, currently owned by Alphabet Inc.. The company is based in London, but has research centres in California, Canada[4], and France[5]. Acquired by Google in 2014, the company has created a neural network that learns how to play video games in a fashion similar to that of humans,[6] as well as a Neural Turing machine,[7] or a neural network that may be able to access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine, resulting in a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain.[8][9] The company made headlines in 2016 after its AlphaGo program beat a human professional Go player for the first time in October 2015[10] and again when AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, the world champion, in a five-game match, which was the subject of a documentary film.[11] A more generic program, AlphaZero, beat the most powerful programs playing go, chess and shogi (Japanese chess) after a few hours of play against itself using reinforcement learning.[12]