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What it takes to work at Google DeepMind -- a London startup no one has ever left

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DeepMind was a relatively unknown artificial intelligence (AI) startup in London up until 2014, when it was bought by Google for around 400 million. Today some of the smartest people in the world are queuing up to work at DeepMind, according to an article by Celemency Burton-Hill in The Guardian in February. Interestingly, the same article states that no one has ever left DeepMind, which has created a series of algorithms that can learn for themselves and beat the best humans at games like Go and "Space Invaders." Based in up-and-coming King's Cross, DeepMind now employs around 250 people. However, as Burton-Hill points out, getting a job there is far from easy.


Here's what it takes to work at Google DeepMind - a London startup no one has ever left

#artificialintelligence

Today some of the smartest people in the world are queuing up to work at DeepMind, according to an article by Celemency Burton-Hill in The Guardian in February. Interestingly, the same article states that no one has ever left DeepMind, which has created a series of algorithms that can learn for themselves and beat the best humans at games like Go and "Space Invaders." Based in up-and-coming King's Cross, DeepMind now employs around 250 people. However, as Burton-Hill points out, getting a job there is far from easy. Fortunately, a number of Quora Q&As offer an insight into "What does it take to work at Google DeepMind?" and "What is it like to work at Google DeepMind?"


Here's what it takes to work at the Google-owned AI startup where no one has ever quit

#artificialintelligence

DeepMind was a relatively unknown artificial intelligence (AI) startup in London up until 2014, when it was bought by Google for around 400 million. Today some of the smartest people in the world are queuing up to work at DeepMind, according to an article by Celemency Burton-Hill in The Guardian in February. Interestingly, the same article states that no one has ever left DeepMind, which has created a series of algorithms that can learn for themselves and beat the best humans at games like Go and "Space Invaders." Based in up-and-coming King's Cross, DeepMind now employs around 250 people. However, as Burton-Hill points out, getting a job there is far from easy.


Maze-Solving Artificial Intelligence Teaches Itself to Take Shortcuts

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Most humans naturally look for the shortest route between two points. It saves time, energy, and often headaches to find the speediest and most efficient path from point A to point B. However, that skill is no longer specific to living creatures. A team of engineers developed an artificial intelligence program that learned to look for shortcuts through a complicated maze. While the engineers laid the foundation for the AI's shortcut seeking, the program effectively taught itself -- developing structures and methods similar to how humans develop shortcuts in their own problem-solving. The study was published in the most recent edition of the journal Nature, and it comes from researchers attached to the DeepMind group.


The word of God: how AI is deified in the age of secularism

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At the tail end of 2017, a feature in Wired offered a glimpse into a new "church of artificial intelligence," set up by Silicon Valley engineer and expert in self-driving car technology, Anthony Levandowski. The aim of Levandowski's church -- called the Way of the Future -- is described in papers filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as "the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software."