Six real-life use cases for Google DeepMind’s machine learning systems
DeepMind has attracted mixed headlines since Google paid £400 million for the artificial intelligence (AI) startup in January 2014. When an AI system built by DeepMind won a series of Go matches against the world's best player of the Chinese board game, the possibilities of the technology inspired wonder. But that was tempered by criticisms of its controversial access to personal health records, with concerns raised over data privacy.
From their lab in King's Cross, London, 140 DeepMind researchers develop software systems capable of independent learning through AI algorithms. The company has worked with a small number of organisations to implement its technology so far, but there are already some intriguing real-life examples emerging.
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