Back in January of this year, Google bought DeepMind, a startup focused on artificial intelligence and its possible future uses. Though the company has been relatively quiet on its efforts since then, work has been underway. However, lately Google has announced that it is partnering with Oxford University to improve its artificial intelligence.
According to Google, the researchers at the Oxford University will help machines better understand users, and improve visual recognition systems using deep learning. On the other hand, Oxford University will be benefited by way of a “substantial contribution” from Google. Besides, Google is also developing superfast ‘quantum’ chips modelled on the human brain, to make searches and software more intuitive.
On the other hand, in order to improve language-based artificial intelligence, DeepMind will also be working alongside Oxford’s Prof Nando de Freitas, Prof Phil Blunsom, Dr Edward Grefenstette and Dr Karl Moritz Hermann. In addition, DeepMind has also been working on visual recognition AI systems, for which it will now be working alongside Dr Karen Simonyan, Max Jaderberg and Prof Andrew Zisserman.
Demis Hassabis, co-founder of DeepMind and vice president of engineering at Google said in the blog post, “We are delighted to announce a partnership with Oxford University to accelerate Google’s research efforts in these areas. We are thrilled to welcome these extremely talented machine learning researchers to the Google DeepMind team and are excited about the potential impact of the advances their research will bring.”
It’s clear that Google is really serious about improving its artificial intelligence. So, keep an eye for update.
Source: Google (Blog)