Google Pays for UK IntelligenceAdded: Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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Tech giant will write a $500 million cheque for the British artificial intelligence company called DeepMind. Media reports reveal that Google has been scrapping with Facebook in an attempt to take control of DeepMind, and its win means that the company can compete against other tech giants who all try to focus on deep learning.
For example, Facebook recently hired NYU Professor Yann LeCunn to lead the company’s new artificial intelligence lab. IBM’s Watson supercomputer is currently working on deep learning as well, and even Yahoo recently acquired photo analysis startup called LookFlow to lead its new deep learning project.
As for DeepMind, the company was established by neuroscientist Demis Hassabis in cooperation with Skype and Kazaa developer Jaan Tallin and researcher Shane Legg. Industry observers believe that DeepMind’s co-founders will join futurist Ray Kurzweil, who was hired a year ago as a director of engineering focused on machine learning and language processing. It is known that Kurzweil is currently working on a search engine “so advanced that it could become a cybernetic friend”.
The chances are that Google will have to agree to establish an ethics board in order to make sure that DeepMind’s artificial intelligence technology is not abused. Unfortunately, so far it is unclear what exactly DeepMind’s artificial intelligence tech does. The company’s website is just a landing page containing a vague description which says that DeepMind is building general-purpose learning algorithms for simulations, e-commerce, and games.
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|Ray Kurzweil is in reality what's known as a nihilist, taht calls the destruction of what makes us human "trans-humanism". He openly want's things like machines with "emotional intelligence" to run things, as though the prospect of having an emotionally unstable computer doing it is any better than a derranged woman(or man) running things.|
These guys and the ones developing drone technology like HELLADS are some of the greatest threats that mankind faces today. It's one thing to embrace technology and quite another to use it haphazardly; risking *everything* for the promise of things we CAN live without like a bit of convenience or efficiency. Alfred Nobel invented dynamite not just for convenience, but to save lives of miners etc. using nitro glycerine etc.
Like today's drone and AI scientists he cared not and thought not about the negative consequences...until they came. He felt so bad about creating such destruction that he created theh Nobel Peace Prize.
Perhaps they should give one to the robotics professor that runs the stopkillerrobots dot org website.
|Interesting - I wonder if there was a bidding war. Does DeepMind have any government contracts? I can't imagine Google buying more Also they can make search better.||
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