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Why being 'boring' is a university AI spinout's route to success

The world of artificial intelligence changed in early 2014 when Google paid £400m for DeepMind Technologies, a company founded by neuroscientist and polymath Demis Hassabis. Since then large numbers of Fortune 500 companies have moved to grab what AI intellectual assets – usually university researchers – they could find. AI …
Marcus Gibson, 19 Sep 2017
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DeepMind says it's given AI an imagination. Let's take a closer look at that

Google's AI boutique, DeepMind, known for dispelling human delusions of intellectual superiority by soundly beating the world's top Go players with computer code, has found that instilling its software agents with something like imagination helps them learn better. In two papers published this week – "Imagination-Augmented …
Thomas Claburn, 21 Jul 2017
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DeepMind needs to think about the broader implications of its tech – report

DeepMind doesn’t fully understand the complexity of the problems it is trying to address and needs to think through the broader implications of its work, a panel in the UK has said. Google’s healthcare arm last year appointed an independent panel to assess its work, and the team of nine - including former GDS man Mike Bracken …
Rebecca Hill, 5 Jul 2017

Google to remove private medical data from search results

Google has decided to wipe people’s medical records from its search results - just as its AI branch DeepMind extends its grips on UK patients’ medical records. The Chocolate Factory added an extra line to its removal policies page on June 23, which lists “confidential, personal medical records of private people” as information …
Rebecca Hill, 23 Jun 2017

OpenAI, DeepMind double team to make future AI machines safer

Researchers from OpenAI and DeepMind are hoping to make artificial intelligence safer using a new algorithm that learns from human feedback. Both companies are experts in reinforcement learning – an area of machine learning that rewards agents if they take the right actions to complete a task under a given environment. The …
Katyanna Quach, 13 Jun 2017

DeepMind takes a shot at teaching AI to reason with relational networks

Analysis The ability to think logically and to reason is key to intelligence. When this can be replicated in machines, it will no doubt make AI smarter. But it’s a difficult problem, and current methods used in deep learning aren’t advanced enough. Deep learning is good for processing information, but it can struggle with reasoning. …
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Google DeepMind's use of 1.6m Brits' medical records to test app was 'legally inappropriate'

Updated Google's use of Brits' real medical records to test a software algorithm that diagnoses kidney disease was legally "inappropriate," says Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian at the UK's Department of Health. In April 2016 it was revealed the web giant had signed a deal with the Royal Free Hospital in London to …
Iain Thomson, 16 May 2017

DeepMind hopes its TensorFlow lib Sonnet is music to ears of AI devs

Alphabet’s AI outfit DeepMind has released Sonnet, a framework that allows developers to construct neural network components more easily in TensorFlow. TensorFlow is a popular machine learning library that was initially developed as proprietary software by Google Brain engineers. After DeepMind was acquired by Google in 2014, …

Google's Deepmind NHS deal 'inexcusable', says academic paper

Google’s DeepMind and the Royal Free London NHS deal to use patient data without explicit consent was "inexcusable", an academic paper has concluded in a damning report today. In 2016, DeepMind announced its first major health project: a collaboration with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust – a large UK hospital …
Kat Hall, 16 Mar 2017

DeepMind. Blockchain. Medical records. Google. AI – wow, we just won machine learning bingo!

Google-stablemate DeepMind is creating a blockchain-like system to show how sensitive medical data passing through its processors will be used, allowing healthcare professionals to check if data has been tampered with. Its healthcare arm, DeepMind Health, is working to improve medical diagnoses with machine learning tools. …
Katyanna Quach, 10 Mar 2017

Watch how Google's starving DeepMind AI turns hostile, attacks other bots to survive

Videos AI may be more human-like than people think. DeepMind’s latest research shows that once resources dwindle, the selfish instinct kicks in and virtual AI agents turn against each other, becoming aggressive to get what they want. The ugly side of human nature has been exposed in morality games like Prisoner’s Dilemma. In …
Katyanna Quach, 16 Feb 2017

Algorithm advance alleviates AI amnesia

Analysis Google-stablemate DeepMind thinks it is one step closer to cracking artificial general intelligence with an algorithm that helps machines overcome memory loss. AI is the hottest trend in technology right now – it’s on its way to reaching the peak of the hype cycle. There's a lot of ballyhoo behind all those headlines you've …

Google DeepMind inks 5-year agreement with NHS for 'Streams' app

DeepMind Health, the healthcare arm of the artificial intelligence business owned by Google, has signed a deal with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to provide an app called Streams. The deal, which establishes a five-year partnership between the organisations, builds on DeepMind Health's pilot project with the Trust …

Is that you, HAL? AI can now see secrets through lipreading – kinda

AI surveillance could be about to get a lot more advanced, as researchers move on from using neural networks for facial recognition to lipreading. A paper submitted by researchers from the University of Oxford, Google DeepMind and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research is under review for ICLR 2017 (Conference on …

Zerg rush! Now Google DeepMind, Blizzard train AIs with StarCraft battles

Vid Google DeepMind is partnering with Blizzard Entertainment, the producers of the hugely popular StarCraft game, to set the real-time strategy game as the next challenge in AI. The announcement was made during BlizzCon, a video games convention held by Blizzard Entertainment today, and comes right after researchers from Facebook …

DeepMind boffins are trying to help robots escape The Matrix and learn for themselves in the real world

Google DeepMind is trying to teach machines human-level motor control using progressive neural networks – so that the robots can learn new skills on-the-go in the real world. The idea is to build droids that can constantly learn and improve themselves, all by themselves, from their own surroundings rather than rely on lab- …
Katyanna Quach, 20 Oct 2016
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Google DeepMind 'learns' the London Underground map to find best route

Google's DeepMind has beefed up machine learning capability by coupling a neural network with external memory, using it to find the shortest path between stations on the London underground. Neural networks - a system modelled on how neurons are connected and work in the brain - are good at processing data but bad at taking on …
Katyanna Quach, 13 Oct 2016
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Celebrated eye hospital Moorfields lets Google eyeball 1 million scans

Famous eye hospital Moorfields has agreed to give Google’s DeepMind access to one million anonymous eye scans as a part of a machine learning study intended to spot early signs of sight loss. Explicit patient consent is not required because the scans are historic, meaning the results won’t affect the care of current patients. …
Kat Hall, 5 Jul 2016

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